Researchers developing home test kit for lupus nephritis flares


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Researchers developing home test kit for lupus nephritis flares

With a four-year $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), two University of Houston engineering professors are developing a home test kit for kidney nephritis, or inflammation, in patients who have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.


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At the University of Houston, Chandra Mohan, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Endowed Professor of biomedical engineering, is proposing a simpler test. With a $386,599 grant from the National Institutes of Health, he’ll test biomarkers for a lupus test that uses only saliva.