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Kidney Check

£29

Kidney Checks include Urea, EGFR, Creatinine

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Fingerprick/Venous
3 Biomarkers
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  • Procedure

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1
Accurate tests

By accredited lab

2
At home kit

No waiting at doctors surgery

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Quick results

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Qualified doctors

Can use results for treatment  

Kidney Check

Your kidneys are responsible for removing waste products and excess fluid from your blood. How well they are doing their job can be measured by examining the levels of waste product in the blood as well as levels of electrolytes which regulate fluid in the body.
Kidney disease has few symptoms in the early stages so it is important to monitor kidney function, especially if you are a diabetic, have raised blood pressure or a close relative with the disease.

Tests Included

Kidneys

Urea is a waste product it is produced as your body digests protein and is carried by the blood to your kidneys, which filter the urea out of the blood and into urine.
This test looks at how well your kidneys are functioning.

High urea levels suggest poor kidney function. This may be due to acute or chronic kidney disease. However, there are many things besides kidney disease that can affect urea levels such as stress, recent heart attack or severe burns; bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract; conditions that cause obstruction of urine flow or dehydration.

Low urea levels are not common and are not usually a cause for concern. They can be with low protein diets, excess hydration malnutrition or liver failure. Low urea levels are also seen in normal pregnancy.

Creatinine is a chemical byproduct molecule generated from muscle metabolism.
Measuring Creatinine is an accurate marker of your kidney function.

Higher than usual levels of Creatinine can be caused by a high intake of Creatinine supplements, animal protein and vigorous exercise however it can also mean that your kidneys are not functioning properly.

Lower Creatinine levels can usually be caused by a reduction in muscle mass, low protein diet. It can also be an indication that your kidneys are not functioning correctly.

The estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) assesses how well the kidneys are working by estimating the amount of blood filtered through the kidneys. The glomeruli are tiny filters in the kidneys responsible for removing waste products. If these filters do not do their job properly, kidney function can be impaired. The eGFR calculation is an estimate of actual glomerular filtration rate, calculated using your age, gender, ethnicity, and serum creatinine levels.

We strongly advise that you have blood taken from the vein for this test.If you know someone that can do this for you: friend, doctor’s surgery or a clinic, that’s great.

We can send you this kit free of charge.

Just tick: Venuose kit make own arrangements (free of charge) in your cart.

Alternatively we can send a phlebotomist to your home or place of work to take your blood sample

Just tick: phlebotomy visit to your home or place of work in your cart.