【CKD】To diagnose diabetic nephropathy in early stage
（Partially modified figure extracted from Kamijo-Ikemori, A. et al.,
Diabetes Care. 34(3), 2011. ）
140 diabetic nephropathy patients were divided into 4 groups based on the degree of albuminuria or renal function.
Urinary L-FABP level of diabetic nephropathy patients is significantly high comparing to healthy person and increases according to the degree of disease progression. These results show that urinary L-FABP is useful for early diagnosis of diabetic nephropathy.
 Kamijo-Ikemori, A. et al., Clinical significance of urinary liver-type fatty acidbinding protein in diabetic nephropathy of type 2 diabetic patients. Diabetes Care. 34(3), 2011. PubMed