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Development may predict chronic kidney disease

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- A simple blood test may be able to help predict chronic kidney disease.

In a study of 2,300 people, researchers identified a combination of three biomarkers in the blood that correspond to a high risk of CKD.

And adding these biomarkers to the standard risk factors for the disease would identify an additional seven percent of high-risk patients.

Kidney disease affects 13 percent of adults in the U.S. and is a risk factor for heart disease.

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