10 mL (5 mL min.) aliquot of random urine in a sterile screw capped container. Ship refrigerated or frozen.
Sample Mon Wed Fri by 4 pm; Report Same Day
Neutrophil gelatinase associated lipocalcin (NGAL) is a leading new biomarker of Acute kidney injury (AKI). NGAL can bind to iron siderophore complexes and may have tissue protective effects in the proximal tubule. It is highly upregulated after inflammation and kidney injury and can be detected in urine within 2 hours of cardiopulmonary bypass associated AKI. Specificity of NGAL in cases of sepsis and pyuria needs to be established.