What is measured in the T50?
The test measures the speed of conversion of non-toxic particles composed of calcium and phosphate (“calciprotein particle type 1”) into toxic particles (“calciprotein particle type 2”) that trigger calcification progression in arteries and other organs. The formation of these particles naturally happens in healthy and diseased individuals. In CKD however, the particles are even more toxic and thus the speed of conversion should be slowed down to improve T50 and thus the risk of cardiovascular events.
What research supports the T50 test?
Around the world, Key Opinion Leaders have evaluated the T50 test in chronic kidney disease, other medical conditions like early rupture of membranes in pregnancy and lupus, and in the general population. This work led to the publication of 30+ peer-reviewed medical publications based on testing of 18,000+ individuals, and has consistently shown improved diagnostic value over current diagnostic tests.
Where can I get my T50 test?
Please contact Calciscon at email@example.com
and we will provide information on how to order your T50.
You may also contact Dr. Pasch directly for an appointment at his office in Bern, Switzerland, www.nierenpraxis-bern.ch
Is T50 currently covered by my insurance?
Most insurance providers do not routinely cover T50 yet. But your insurance may cover the T50 upon special request from your treating physician. Some dialysis centers offer the test as part of their routine dialysis service. Please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will provide you information about how to ask your insurance company for special reimbursement of your T50.