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KFT with Electrolytes (Kidney Function Test with Electrolytes) in South 24 Parganas

Also known as RFT with Electrolytes (Renal Function Test with Electrolytes)
KFT with Electrolytes (Kidney Function Test with Electrolytes) in South 24 Parganas Includes 6 testsView All
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Understanding KFT with Electrolytes (Kidney Function Test with Electrolytes) in South 24 Parganas


What is KFT with Electrolytes (Kidney Function Test with Electrolytes) in South 24 Parganas?

A KFT with Electrolytes (Kidney Function Test with Electrolytes) test evaluates overall kidney health and measures the levels of electrolytes to check for the water and pH balance in the body. It is available at an affordable price in South 24 Parganas with Tata 1mg labs. This test helps with the early detection of kidney problems, such as kidney stones, kidney failure, or kidney infections. It enables your doctor to initiate effective treatment and avoid future complications. It also monitors ongoing treatment responses in individuals with kidney diseases. 

Your doctor may advise KFT with Electrolytes (Kidney Function Test with Electrolytes) test if you experience symptoms suggestive of kidney problems, such as frequent urination, bloody urine, muscle cramps, or sharp pain in your groin, or if you have kidney disease risk factors, such as obesity, diabetes, excessive alcohol consumption, or a family history of kidney disease. Usually, no special preparation is required for this test. You may eat and drink normally as per your daily routine.

What does KFT with Electrolytes (Kidney Function Test with Electrolytes) measure?

Contains 6 tests

A KFT with Electrolytes (Kidney Function Test with Electrolytes) test determines the health of your kidneys. It evaluates parameters such as creatinine, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), uric acid, and electrolytes (sodium, potassium, and chloride). This test also helps diagnose possible kidney disorders like inflammation, infection, or functional damage.

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Serum Creatinine

A Serum Creatinine test measures the level of creatinine in the blood. Creatinine is a byproduct of muscles’ wear and tear during energy production. The kidneys remove it from the body by filtering it from the blood and releasing it into the urine. Therefore, blood creatinine levels indicate how well the kidneys are functioning in filtering and removing waste products from the blood. Generally, higher creatinine levels in the blood may indicate reduced kidney function, while lower levels may suggest decreased muscle mass.

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Potassium

A Potassium test measures the levels of potassium in your body. Potassium is one of the key electrolytes that helps in the functioning of the kidneys, heart, nerves, and muscles. It also balances the effect of sodium and helps keep your blood pressure normal. The body absorbs the required amount of potassium from the dietary sources and eliminates the remaining quantity through urine. Potassium level is typically maintained by the hormone aldosterone. Aldosterone acts on the nephrons present in the kidneys and activates the sodium-potassium pump that helps the body reabsorb sodium and excrete potassium. This aids in maintaining a regular and steady potassium level in the blood.

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Uric Acid

A Uric Acid test determines the level of uric acid in your body. Uric acid is a nitrogenous compound produced by the metabolic breakdown of purine. Purines are present as nitrogenous bases in the DNA and are also found in food like red meat and seafood.

Most uric acid dissolves in the blood and goes into your kidneys. From there, it passes through your body via the urine. Decreased elimination of uric acid is often a result of impaired kidney function due to kidney disease. In many cases, the exact cause of excess uric acid is unknown. Doctors seldom need to test for low levels of uric acid.

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Chloride

A Chloride test measures the amount of chloride in your body. Chloride is present in all body fluids and is found in the highest concentration in the blood and extracellular fluid (fluid present outside the cells). The body gets most of the chloride through dietary salt (sodium chloride or NaCl) and a small amount through other food items. The required amount of chloride is absorbed in the body and the excess amount is excreted by the kidneys through urine. When the chloride is combined with sodium it is mostly found in nature as salt. Chloride generally increases or decreases in direct relationship to sodium but may also change without any changes in sodium levels when there are problems with the body's pH. Usually, the normal blood chloride level remains steady with a slight fall after meals (because the stomach produces hydrochloric acid using chloride from the blood after we eat food).

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Sodium

A Sodium test is used to measure the amount of sodium in your body. Sodium is present in all body fluids and is found in the highest concentration in the extracellular fluid. The body absorbs the required amount of sodium through dietary salts and the remaining is eliminated through the kidneys. The body keeps your blood sodium within a normal and steady range by following three mechanisms:

  • By producing hormones that control the elimination of sodium through urine, such as natriuretic peptides and aldosterone.

  • By producing hormones that prevent water loss, such as antidiuretic hormone (ADH) or vasopressin.

  • By controlling thirst (an increase in blood sodium level can make you thirsty and cause you to drink water, returning your sodium to normal).

These mechanisms regulate the amount of water and sodium in the body and control blood pressure by keeping the amount of water in check. When the level of sodium in the blood changes, the water content in your body changes. These changes can be associated with dehydration, edema, and change in blood pressure.

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Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN)

A Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) test measures the levels of urea nitrogen in the blood. Blood urea is a waste product that is formed in the liver when you eat food and the protein is metabolized into amino acids. This process leads to the production of ammonia that is further converted into urea. Both ammonia and urea are nitrogenous compounds. Your liver releases urea into the blood which is then carried out to the kidneys. In the kidneys, urea is filtered from the blood and flushed out of the body via urine. This is a continuous process, so a small amount of urea nitrogen always remains in the blood.

In the case of a kidney or liver disease, there is a change in the amount of urea present in the blood. If your liver produces urea in an increased amount or if there is any problem in kidney functioning, there might be difficulty in filtering out the waste products from the blood, which can result in increased urea levels in the blood.

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Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about KFT with Electrolytes (Kidney Function Test with Electrolytes) in South 24 Parganas


Frequently Asked Questions about KFT with Electrolytes (Kidney Function Test with Electrolytes) in South 24 Parganas

Q. What is the full form of KFT?

KFT stands for Kidney Function Test.

Q. Why is a KFT with Electrolytes done?

A KFT with electrolytes is a blood test that is done to evaluate kidney function, identify kidney illnesses, and monitor a patient's reaction to continuous treatment for kidney or blood pressure problems. It also checks the water and pH balance in the body by measuring electrolyte levels.

Q. What are the common signs and symptoms of kidney problems?

Urinating more or less, back pain, belly pain, muscle cramps, loss of appetite, fatigue, and weakness are common signs and symptoms of kidney problems.

Q. What is chronic kidney disease (CKD)?

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) or chronic kidney failure is a medical condition characterized by the steady and progressive loss of proper kidney functioning, which leads to complete kidney failure if left untreated.

Q. How can I improve my kidney health?

Adopting healthy eating habits, maintaining an active lifestyle, limiting alcohol intake, controlling blood sugar levels and blood pressure, and drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated can help improve your kidney health.

Q. What are the signs and symptoms of an electrolyte imbalance?

The signs and symptoms that might indicate an electrolyte imbalance in your body are headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation, irregular heartbeat, muscle cramps, numbness or tingling in fingers and toes, irritability, and confusion.

Q. What causes an electrolyte imbalance in the body?

Losing fluids due to persistent diarrhea, vomiting or sweating, not drinking enough water, higher-than-normal body pH levels, and effects of certain medicines such as diuretics, steroids, and laxatives are common causes of electrolyte imbalance.

Q. Is a KFT with Electrolytes available for booking in South 24 Parganas?

Yes, Tata 1mg Labs offers a KFT with Electrolytes in South 24 Parganas. The test is easy to book, is affordable, and comes with a comprehensible report.

Q. Is a home sample collection facility available for a KFT with Electrolytes in South 24 Parganas?

Yes, Tata 1mg Labs offers a home sample collection facility for a KFT with Electrolytes in South 24 Parganas. You can also select the date and time for sample collection and schedule the test at your convenience.

Q. How can I schedule a KFT with Electrolytes with Tata 1mg Labs in South 24 Parganas?

If you want to schedule a KFT with Electrolytes with Tata 1mg Labs in South 24 Parganas, the procedure is fairly easy and hassle-free. Follow these steps to book a test: 1). Visit the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add the test you want in the cart. 3). Pick a time and date slot according to your convenience; however, do consider the necessary prerequisites while scheduling a test. 4). You will receive a notification with all the details once the test is scheduled.

Q. What is the price of a KFT with Electrolytes in South 24 Parganas?

Tata 1mg Labs is a pocket-friendly platform for booking lab tests. In South 24 Parganas, a KFT with Electrolytes is available at an affordable price of Rs. 279.

Q. How long does Tata 1mg Labs take to provide the reports of a KFT with Electrolytes in South 24 Parganas?

At Tata 1mg Labs, we understand the importance of timely results. We strive to provide fast turnaround times for test results, allowing you to promptly get the information you need. On average, we take 48 hours to provide the reports of a KFT with Electrolytes in South 24 Parganas.
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