Kidney Function Test

This group of tests gives an idea of how well the kidneys are working. They can also indicate if there is an increased risk for kidney disease.




This group of tests gives an idea of how well the kidneys are working. They can also indicate if there is an increased risk for kidney disease.



This group of tests helps a healthcare provider determine how well the kidneys are working. It also measures chemicals that can:

  • Indicate if there is an increased risk for kidney disease (blood sugar)
  • Be affected when kidney function is abnormal (electrolytes)

A kidney function test may be recommended:

  • As part of a regular checkup
  • To check for kidney disease
  • To monitor someone with known kidney disease

In an adult, the blood sample is usually taken by placing a needle in a vein in the arm.

  • Tell your healthcare provider about the medicines you are taking. Some medicines can interfere with the test.
  • Ask your healthcare provider if you need to stop taking any medicines before the test. Do not stop taking any medicine unless your healthcare provider tells you to do so.

This care path's costs do not include the charge to draw blood from a vein (venipuncture). There will only be one charge to draw blood, even if multiple tests are being performed on the samples that are taken.

What should I ask my healthcare provider before having this test?

  • Is there any special preparation for the test? (If so, get clear instructions on what you need to do.)
  • What is the reason for the test? Will the test results change my treatment plan? If not, do I need the test?

Source UHC.com

Also known as:

Kidney Function Test
Renal Test
Kidney Test
BUN
Blood Urea Nitrogen
Sodium
Potassium Test
Glucose Test
Creatinine
Chloride
Cancer of Thyroid
Calcium
Kidney Failure


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