What does a high SDMA mean in dogs? Any increase in SDMA concentration above the reference interval (greater than 14 µg/dL in cats and adult dogs; greater than 16µg/dL in puppies) is considered meaningful. An elevated SDMA concentration is a reflection of impaired glomerular filtration rate (GFR).
What does SDMA test for in dogs? Some health problems in dogs are tough to diagnose. While chronic kidney disease (CKD) in its later stages is a straightforward diagnosis for veterinarians, it can be very challenging to identify in its earliest stage.
What does SDMA mean in a blood test? Symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA) is a new renal biomarker that should be run alongside creatinine, BUN, and a urinalysis to help diagnose kidney disease earlier and with more confidence. The International Renal Interest Society (IRIS) has also added SDMA to their staging guidelines for chronic kidney disease (CKD).
Can stress cause elevated SDMA in dogs? In addition, we describe a novel breed-specific association between renal biomarker symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA) and canine fearfulness. These observed metabolic alterations may result from high levels of prolonged psychological stress in fearful dogs.