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Kidney Biomarkers - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128159231, 9780128163740

Kidney Biomarkers

1st Edition

Clinical Aspects and Laboratory Determination

Editors: Seema Ahuja Brian Castillo
eBook ISBN: 9780128163740
Paperback ISBN: 9780128159231
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 16th July 2020
Page Count: 342
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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Ideal biomarkers of acute kidney injury
CHAPTER 2 Utility of the “omics” in kidney disease: Methods of analysis, sampling considerations, and technical approaches in renal biomarkers
CHAPTER 3 Biomarkers in acute kidney disease
CHAPTER 4 Biomarkers in diabetic kidney disease
CHAPTER 5 Biomarkers in renal vasculitis
CHAPTER 6 Biomarkers in renal cancer
CHAPTER 7 Biomarkers in essential hypertension
CHAPTER 8 Renal biomarkers of preeclampsia


Since laboratory testing and biomarkers are an integral part in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease, Kidney Biomarkers: Clinical Aspects and Laboratory Determination covers currently used biomarkers as well as markers that are in development. Laboratories are increasingly more involved in the follow-up confirmatory laboratory testing and this unique volume showcases the collaboration needed to solve diagnostic clinical puzzles between the laboratory and clinician. This volume provides guidance on laboratory test selection and results interpretation in patients. Sources of inaccurate results in the measurement of kidney biomarkers are discussed along with possibility of eliminating such interferences. Each chapter is organized with a uniform easy-to-follow format with insightful case examples highlighting the collaboration between clinical laboratorians and clinicians.

Key Features

  • Categorizes biomarkers into diagnostic markers, disease follow-up markers, and prognostic biomarkers
  • Include case examples to show the collaboration between the clinical laboratorian and clinician
  • Discusses the application of kidney biomarkers in clinical practice along with addressing laboratory aspects of kidney biomarker determination


Residents, fellows and professionals in molecular pathology, lab medicine, clinical chemistry, medical genetics, clinicians and nephrologists


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"This book would be of use to anyone interested in the contemporary landscape of biomarkers being investigated for kidney disease." --Doody

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About the Editors

Seema Ahuja

Dr. Ahuja spent five years doing research at the NIH in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Bethesda, MD. Currently, she is Staff Physician at the Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital and a tenured Professor of Nephrology at the University of Texas Medical Center at San Antonio. She has served as the Principal Investigator for the NIH and VA funded research for over 20 years on projects involved in elucidating the role of chemokine receptors in dendritic cell biology and various animal models of human diseases including diabetic nephropathy, metabolic syndrome, nephrogenic systemic fibrosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She has served as a reviewer for several journals and is a member of American Society for Clinical Investigation.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Internal Medicine/Division of Nephrology, University of Texas Medical Center, San Antonio, TX, USA

Brian Castillo

Dr. Castillo completed his residency training in Pathology and received his M.D from the University of Texas McGovern Medical School. After completion of his blood bank fellowship from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX he joined the University of Texas McGovern Medical School department of pathology and laboratory medicine as assistant professor in 2015. Currently he is the associate director of pathology residency training and medical director of clinical laboratory at the Shriner’s Hospital for Children at Houston. He is well published and is a co-author of “Transfusion Medicine for Pathologists: A Comprehensive Review for Board Preparation, Certification, and Clinical Practice” to be published by Elsevier.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, McGovern Medicine School, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, USA