A 2-minute saliva test to screen for azotemia
Low cost screening test
Send home with pet parents to test animals between vet visits
Quick and non-invasive
Made in Canada, and delivered to your door
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Results in as little
as 2 minutes
Give pet owners peace of mind in 2 minutes
Improve your clinic's screening process
Pet parents often forgo screening testing due to cost and a lack of perceived value if the animal shows no clinical signs of disease.
Recent studies have shown that saliva urea correlates with blood urea in both acute and chronic kidney disease and can be used to screen for azotemia.
Kidney-Chek™ measures salivary urea to catch azotemia in both cats and dogs!
Kidney-Chek™ is a clinically proven*, patent pending salivary urea test designed to detect azotemia in companion animals.
It is a simple, non-invasive, and more affordable option to screen for kidney issues between regular veterinary exams.
*Published in the Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation.
In dogs, with normal clinical presentation:
In cats, with normal clinical presentation:
Note: in cases where renal insufficiency is suspected clinically, no strip result can rule out azotemia and blood testing is recommended.
High urea can be a result of many conditions, including:
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
Acute renal toxicity - i.e. from ingesting ethylene glycol (antifreeze) or fertilizer
Gastrointestinal bleeding - i.e. from ulceration due to chronic NSAID use
Acute kidney injury
Urinary tract obstruction
Read our peer-reviewed publication here.
Kidney-Chek™ was evaluated as a rapid, non-invasive method to screen for azotemia. The test is a semi-quantitative method that assesses 7 levels of saliva urea concentration, and indirectly serum urea, from < 3 to > 17 mmol/L. Ninety-two dogs (14 azotemic) and 56 cats (16 azotemic) were enrolled. Saliva urea was compared to serum urea and the sensitivity and specificity calculated for detecting serum urea above the upper limit of the reference interval.
It is recommended that Kidney-Chek™ be used as an exclusion test with additional investigation for dogs with a test strip reading of 9-11 mmol/L and higher, and for cats with a test strip reading of 12-14 mmol/L and higher.