“Improving Diagnostic Testing and Interpretation of Chronic Kidney Disease” will be offered to AACC attendees on Wednesday, July 29, from 1:45 pm–2:45 pm in Industry Theater 1 of Exhibit Hall B.

Workshop speakers will include Kevin J. Martin, MD, MB, BCh, FASN, professor of internal medicine and director of the division of nephrology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine; and Stuart M. Sprague, DO, FACP, FASN, FNKF, chief of the division of nephrology and hypertension and director of nephrology research at NorthShore University HealthSystem, Chicago. The workshop will be chaired by Paul E.C. Sibley, PhD, associate director of global marketing at Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics.

Diagnosis and management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) requires a spectrum of diagnostic tests not only to diagnose kidney function but also to determine the status of other complications due to CKD, including blood urea nitrogen, calcium, cardiac markers, creatinine, cystatin C, erythropoietin, intact parathyroid hormone (PTH), microalbumin, phosphorous, urinalysis, and vitamin D.

Workshop attendees can expect to understand improvements in CKD diagnostic testing and also examine other opportunities for analytical improvement focusing on the measurement of PTH, vitamin D compounds, and bone markers. The session will also review case studies demonstrating the clinical application of these tests for patient management across the spectrum of CKD and ESRD.

For more information, visit Siemens.