image article

The kidney is a vital organ in the human body with a crucial role in filtering waste and toxins from the blood and maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance. Kidney dysfunction, if not detected and treated promptly, can lead to serious complications, including chronic kidney failure.

In efforts to enhance awareness of early detection of kidney dysfunction, innovations in kidney function assessment continue to evolve. New technologies and methods have enabled medical professionals to detect kidney problems earlier, allowing for more effective interventions and better disease management.

One of the latest innovations in kidney function assessment is the development of more sensitive and specific blood and urine tests. These tests can detect early signs of kidney damage even before clinical symptoms appear. Consequently, individuals at high risk for kidney dysfunction can be identified earlier, enabling timely interventions to prevent further disease progression.

Furthermore, medical imaging technologies such as MRI and CT scans have also been utilized for a more detailed evaluation of kidney function. These imaging examinations can provide a more comprehensive picture of kidney structure and function, allowing for more accurate diagnosis and planning of treatment. For early detection, we have Sinocare iCARE-2100 Multifunction Analyzer one of our flagship products, China's largest rapid test company specializing in Point-of-Care Testing (POCT). It serves as a tool for measuring the Albumin Creatinine Ratio (ACR) with a minimal urine volume requirement of only 150 µL. Designed to be used in conjunction with the Sinocare iCARE-2100 Microalbumin / Creatinine, the Sinocare iCARE-2100 Multifunction Analyzer quantitatively determines microalbuminuria, creatinine, and ACR in urine samples. This device is intended solely for in vitro diagnostic (IVD) use and falls under point-of-care tests for diagnosing kidney disease or function. The Sinocare iCARE-2100 Multifunction Analyzer offers several advantages. Firstly, it simplifies the measurement process, as the reagent only needs to be inserted into the instrument, which then automatically conducts measurements for 8 minutes. This streamlined process enhances patient comfort during sample collection, as it is painless and requires only a small urine sample volume (150 µL). Additionally, the compact design of the Sinocare iCARE-2100 Multifunction Analyzer allows it to be placed in small spaces, and its lightweight construction of 15 kg facilitates easy handling and portability.

Moreover, advancements in telemedicine have facilitated easier and faster access to medical consultations related to kidney function disorders. Patients can consult with kidney specialists remotely, reducing geographical barriers and improving access to care.

It is important to note that despite the many promising innovations in kidney function assessment, the public must maintain a healthy lifestyle and be aware of risk factors that can lead to kidney dysfunction, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and smoking. Regular screenings and consultations with medical professionals remain essential to maintaining kidney health.

By continuing to promote innovation in kidney function assessment and enhancing awareness of early detection of kidney dysfunction, it is hoped that we can reduce the burden of kidney disease and improve overall kidney health in the community. Everyone plays a crucial role in maintaining their kidney health and spreading awareness of the importance of regular screenings for early detection of kidney problems.



  1. Ahuja, T. S., & Grady, J. (2015). Are biomarkers better and other questions in modern nephrologyInternational Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease, 8, 227–240.

  2. Levey, A. S., & Inker, L. A. (2017). Assessment of glomerular filtration rate in health and disease: A state of the art review. Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 102(3), 405–419.

  3. Perkembangan dalam bidang telemedicine: Wosik, J., Fudim, M., Cameron, B., Gellad, Z. F., Cho, A., Phinney, D., ... & Curtis, S. (2020). Telehealth transformation: COVID-19 and the rise of virtual care. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 27(6), 957–962.

Renal Function
Microalbuminuria (ACR)
Related Articles