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Table 4 Donor kidney biopsy findings in the high and low NGAL groupsa

From: Deceased donor neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin and delayed graft function after kidney transplantation: a prospective study

  Serum NGAL   Urine NGAL  
Biopsy findings High, ≥214 ng/mL
(n = 38)
Low, < 214 ng/mL
( n = 57)
P value High, ≥18 ng/mL
(n = 26)
Low, < 18 ng/mL
(n = 69)
P value
Tubulitis 0 (0%) 0 (0%) NS 0 (0%) 0 (0%) NS
Intimal arteritis 0 (0%) 0 (0%) NS 0 (0%) 0 (0%) NS
Interstitial inflammation 1 (2.6%) 0 (0%) NS 1 (3.4%) 0 (0%) NS
Glomerulitis 0 (0%) 0 (0%) NS 0 (0%) 0 (0%) NS
Interstitial fibrosis 3 (7.9%) 2 (3.5%) NS 3 (10.3%) 2 (3.0%) NS
Tubular atrophy 3 (7.9%) 3 (5.3%) NS 3 (10.3%) 2 (3.0%) NS
Glomerulopathy 3 (7.9%) 3 (5.3%) NS 3 (10.3%) 2 (3.0%) NS
Mesangial matrix increase 1 (2.6%) 0 (0%) NS 1 (3.4%) 0 (0%) NS
Intimal thickening 11 (28.9%) 14 (24.6%) NS 9 (31.0) 15 (22.7%) NS
Arterial hyalinosis 8 (21.1%) 13 (22.8%) NS 8 (27.5%) 15 (22.7%) NS
CADI score, n       
   0 or 1 30 46 NS 17 61 0.010
   ≥2 8 11   9 8  
  1. aCADI, Chronic Allograft Damage Index [31]; NGAL, neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin.