KIM-1 Tests for Kidney Damage Detection

Lateral Flow and ELISA tests

We offer the first rapid test for early detection of kidney damage, which is caused by therapeutic agents & drug induction. Avoid traditionally insensitive renal disease testing and switch to rapid and specific tests for the early detection on kidney damage. The Kidney Injury Molecule-1 (KIM-1) is a novel biomarker for renal diseases (designated as Kim-1 in rodents, KIM-1 in humans). The kidney injury molecule-1 is a type 1 transmembrane protein, with an immunoglobulin and mucin domain, whose expression is markedly up-regulated in the proximal tubule in the post-ischemic rat kidney but undetectable in normal kidneys. The KIM-1 ectodomain is cleaved, allowing it to be detectable in urine, and making it a great marker for renal damage.

H-Rena-strip™ and R-Rena-strip™ lateral-flow tests

  • Fast test results in just 15 minutes
  • Reliable: specificity 96% and sensitivity 99%
  • Easy to use no special training necessary
  • Semi-quantitative results can be correlated with color chart
  • Quantitative results with hand-held reader

The Rena-strip is a highly sensitive lateral-flow assay for the detection of KIM-1 (human) and Kim-1 (rat) novel biomarkers in samples from human and rat urine respectively. Many government organizations and agencies (FDA, EMA etc.) recognize KIM-1 as an excellent tool in pre-clinical study to monitor acute kidney tubular toxicity and has been shown to be the highest performing of all conventional kidney damage markers.

NameDatasheetPacksize Order
Human Rena-strip Kit, 25 tests25 tests View
Rat Rena-strip Kit, 25 tests-25 tests View

Bulk sizes and pricing are available for all of the kidney-damage assay kits.

Hand-held assay readers for lateral-flow assays

An easy to use, battery operated assay reader for quantifiable lateral-flow assays. Barcode reader is integrated. The device may be custom programmed for rapid assay quantification. USB connectivity to other devices, including an optional printer.

NamePacksize Order
Multiple Line Reader (for use with BAW tests only)each View
Thermal Printereach View

ELISA tests

AMSBIO also offers a selection of ELISA and CLIA (Chemiluminescent Immunoassays) kits for detection and quantification of Kidney Injury Molecule-1 in human, mouse and rat samples, as well as other model species. Browse links below to find out more.

H-Rena-strip™ and R-Rena-strip™ are trademarks of Bioassay Works.