• Home urinalysis testing preferable to office visit

    5 days ago - By Healio

    A high percentage of patients tested for chronic kidney disease preferred using a new at-home test, were happy with the process and preferred it to getting tested in their doctor's office.
    The National Kidney Foundation, Geisinger and Healthy.io evaluated the efficacy of smartphone home testing for CKD in 1,000 patients. According to the NKF press release, less than 10% of patients with clinical hypertension and less than 40% of patients with diabetes are assessed despite guidelines recommending yearly CKD testing.
    ÔÇťAlbuminuria is often the earliest sign of kidney disease and yet,
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