Description of Medical ServicePromarkerD is a blood test designed to predict the risk of developing diabetic kidney disease (DKD) or progression of DKD in patients with type-2 diabetes (T2D).The test measures three plasma protein biomarkers (ApoA4, CD5L and IBP3) which are found in the blood, combined with clinical factors (age, HDL-cholesterol, kidney function) to generate prognostic risk scores for DKD in patients with T2D. The concentrations of the biomarkers, along with the clinical factors, are entered into the PromarkerD Hub, a static proprietary software algorithm which characterises patients as low-risk, moderate-risk, or high-risk of developing DKD.
Description of Medical ConditionDiabetic Kidney Disease (DKD) is a type of kidney disease caused in patients with diabetes. The kidneys are the body’s filtration system, removing waste and extra water from the blood. They also produce hormones and help to control blood pressure. When the kidneys are damaged, they no longer function effectively causing waste to build up leading to a range of health problems.
Reason for ApplicationNew MBS item
Medical Service TypeInvestigative technology
Previous Application Number/sNot Applicable
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