HNL/NGAL in acute kidney injury

HNL and NGAL are two names for the same protein. An additional name is lipocalin 2.

HNL may be used to specifically diagnose acute kidney injury without interference of confounding contribution from neutrophils and urinary tract infections (HNL/NGAL CCA 2012).

The superior diagnostic performance and prediction of acute kidney injury in patients with COVID-19 was shown with our most recent HNL assay format (J Clin Lab Med 7(1):