Test Results & Interpretations
This test is done to evaluate the function of your kidney; if you have symptoms that may indicate a kidney disorder like painful urination, blood in urine, frequent urges to urinate, high blood pressure, swelling of hands and feet. You may also need kidney function testing if you have other conditions that can harm the kidneys like diabetes or high blood pressure.
Why Get Tested
- As a part of preventive health check-up
- If you have signs or symptoms of kidney diseases like swelling or puffiness around the eyes, face, wrists, bloody urine, difficolt, painfol urination, mid back pain
- If you have risk factors for kidney disease like high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, cardiovasclolar disease, obesity, elevated cholesterol or a family history of kidney disease
- If you are being treated for kidney disease for monitoring purposes
Do not eat or drink anything except water at least 9 to 12 hours before the test.
- Urea/ BUN - High levels suggest impaired kidney function caused by acute or chronic kidney disease or rarely due to some other conditions like congestive heart failure or dehydration
- Creatinine - High levels suggest impaired kidney function
- Calcium - Low levels may be seen with kidney failure
- Phosphorus - High blood levels are associated with kidney disease
- Albumin - Low blood level may indicate that the kidneys cannot prevent albumin from leaking out
- Glucose - High blood level indicate diabetes, which is an important cause of kidney disease
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What other tests will my doctor order to evaluate my kidney function?
Your doctor may order some pathological tests like glomerular filtration rate, urine analysis etc. In addition, for making a definitive diagnosis, he may order some radiological tests and kidney biopsy.
Tests Included (5 tests)
- Uric Acid
- BUN/Creatinine Ratio
- Blood Urea Nitrogen