Objective: To compare new biomarker neutrophil gelatinase associated lipocalin (NGAL) with currently used creatinine (SCr) in early detection of renal injury resulting as adverse effect of contrast angiography.
Methodology: We recruited 151 subject of planed Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI). Blood samples were drawn before and serially for 5 days of the PCI and biochemical analysis were done immediately.
Results: Pre and post PCI, serum NGAL levels were markedly different, showing increase of 61 µg/L. The serum creatinine also showed increase after two days.
Conclusion: This study was suggestive of high and rapid predictive value of NGAL in case of acute renal damage post PCI.
Acute renal damage, serum neutrophil gelatinase associated lipocalin, contrast induced nephropathy.