The Problem

Did you know. . .

People of African ancestry are 4 times more likely to develop kidney failure than Caucasians.

Unique changes in APOL1 gene explain much of the high risk of kidney disease in Blacks.

About 13% of African Americans carry these APOL1 gene changes.

Not all carriers of APOL1 gene changes develop kidney failure.

Right now doctors don’t have a way to screen for individuals with APOL1 gene changes  who are likely to develop kidney disease.