What is Kidney Function Blood Test?
The kidneys are two small secondary organs that produce urine. Which in turn are responsible for filtering toxins from the blood and achieving a balance of water, ions and pH.
Why you should get tested?
Kidney pain can be caused by a variety of causes and sometimes can be confused with back pain. When the kidneys are affected for various reasons, they no longer have the ability to maintain a balance between salts, minerals, calcium and water in the blood.
There are several risk groups for kidney pain and disease:
- If you have diabetes.
- High Blood Pressure.
- Family history of kidney disease.
- If you use prohibited substances.
Instructions for use
Please take your sample in the morning. We advise that you use this at least one hour before any medication.
✓ Urea: gauges how well are your kidneys functioning.
✓ Creatinine: determines malfunction or failure of your kidneys.
✓ Microalbumin: used to detect early signs of kidney damage in people who are at risk of developing kidney disease.
✓ Phosphate: Is essential for the production of energy, muscles, nerve function and bone growth. Measures the amount of phosphate in your blood.
✓ Albumin: measures the amount of the protein in the transparent liquid portion of the blood.
✓ Bicarbonate: healthy kidneys help keep your bicarbonate levels in balance. Measures the amount of bicarbonate in your blood.
How our Home Test Kits Work
Order your kit online and once it arrive collect your sample at home.
Drop off the parcel preferably in the morning to get the earlier box clearances. Using the Return Track24 pre-paid label on each test kit, drop the package off at the nearest Royal Mail Priority Red Box to return it to the Lab.
Once your results are ready, we will send you an email with your certificate.
How long do blood test results take?
We target a turnaround time for Kidney Function Blood test results in 1-3 working days of receiving in the laboratory. Our turnaround time is a guide only, depending upon the assay run schedule.
Please take your test on a Monday to Thursday to avoid delivery delays at the lab.