Kidney Health Blood Test

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About the Test

Kidney health refers to the overall well-being and proper functioning of the kidneys. The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs located in the lower back that filter waste products from the blood, regulate the balance of fluids and minerals in the body, and produce hormones that regulate blood pressure, promote red blood cell production, and support bone health.

If you have a family history of kidney disease, are at risk for developing kidney disease due to other health conditions, or have any symptoms such as pain in the lower back, swelling in the legs or feet, frequent urination, or changes in the amount or appearance of urine, it is important to speak with a healthcare professional. Early detection and treatment can help slow the progression of kidney disease and prevent complications.

Test Details

Specimen Requirements :

SST tube of blood, serum

Turn Around Time :

    5 to 24 hours

Price For Test :

    Price: $89

Overview of Kidney Health

Kidney health refers to the overall well-being and proper functioning of the kidneys. The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs located in the lower back that filter waste products from the blood, regulate the balance of fluids and minerals in the body, and produce hormones that regulate blood pressure, promote red blood cell production, and support bone health.

Maintaining good kidney health is important for overall health and wellness. Some steps that can help support kidney health include:

  • Drinking plenty of water to help flush waste from the kidneys.
  • Maintaining a healthy diet that is low in salt and processed foods.
  • Controlling high blood pressure and managing diabetes.
  • Not smoking and avoiding excessive alcohol consumption.
  • Regular physical activity.
  • Limiting use of pain medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

If you have a family history of kidney disease, are at risk for developing kidney disease due to other health conditions, or have any symptoms such as pain in the lower back, swelling in the legs or feet, frequent urination, or changes in the amount or appearance of urine, it is important to speak with a healthcare professional. Early detection and treatment can help slow the progression of kidney disease and prevent complications.

Analytes Tested in the Kidney Health Blood Test

5 Analytes

  1. Albumin
  2. Albumin/Globulin Ratio (Calc)
  3. Creatinine
  4. EGFR (calc)
  5. Protein, Total
  6. Urinalysis
Albumin

Albumin is a protein produced by the liver that is an important part of the blood. It helps regulate the fluid balance in the body, transports hormones and other substances, and maintains the proper blood pressure. Low levels of albumin can indicate a variety of conditions, including liver disease, malnutrition, or kidney disease. Measuring albumin levels is a common blood test used to evaluate a person’s overall health status and to monitor the effectiveness of treatment for certain conditions.

Albumin/Globulin Ratio (Calc)

The Albumin/Globulin Ratio (AGR) is a calculation that is performed to evaluate the balance between two major proteins in the blood: albumin and globulin. The AGR is obtained by dividing the serum albumin level by the total globulin level. A low AGR can indicate a variety of conditions, including liver disease, malnutrition, and kidney disease, while a high AGR can indicate dehydration or overhydration. The AGR is used in conjunction with other tests and clinical information to help diagnose and monitor various health conditions.

Creatinine

Creatinine is a waste product that is produced by muscle metabolism and is normally filtered from the blood by the kidneys. The level of creatinine in the blood is an indicator of kidney function.

A creatinine blood test measures the amount of creatinine in the blood and is usually performed as part of a routine blood test called a Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP). Normal levels of creatinine in the blood vary by age, gender, and muscle mass, but typically range from 0.5-1.2 mg/dL for men and 0.4-1.1 mg/dL for women.

Elevated creatinine levels (above the normal range) can indicate a decrease in kidney function or a decrease in blood flow to the kidneys. In some cases, elevated creatinine levels can also be a result of excessive muscle breakdown or the use of certain medications.

Low creatinine levels can be seen in conditions such as malnutrition, muscle wasting, or liver disease, which can affect muscle metabolism and creatinine production.

It is important to interpret the results of a creatinine test in the context of a person’s medical history, symptoms, and other laboratory tests to accurately diagnose and manage conditions related to kidney function.

EGFR (calc)

EGFR (Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor) is a protein found on the surface of certain cells that helps regulate cell growth and division. Measuring the level of EGFR in the blood is used to help diagnose and monitor certain types of cancer, including lung, breast, and head and neck cancer. High levels of EGFR can indicate an increased risk of cancer progression and poor response to treatment, while low levels can indicate a good response to treatment or a low risk of cancer progression. The measurement of EGFR levels is used in conjunction with other tests and clinical information to guide diagnosis and treatment decisions.

Protein, Total

Total protein is a laboratory test that measures the total amount of protein present in the blood. It is a broad test that reflects the overall protein status of the body and can provide information about various health conditions. The test results are typically reported in grams per deciliter (g/dL).

The normal range for total protein may vary slightly depending on the laboratory, but generally falls between 6.0 to 8.5 g/dL. Abnormal results may indicate a variety of conditions, including malnutrition, liver or kidney disease, inflammation, and certain infections. A healthcare professional will interpret the results in the context of a person’s overall health and medical history.

Urinalysis

A urine analysis, also known as a urinalysis, is a laboratory test that examines a sample of a person’s urine for various parameters, including color, clarity, and chemical and microscopic components. The test can help diagnose and monitor a variety of conditions, including urinary tract infections, kidney disease, and metabolic disorders.

The components evaluated in a urine analysis include:

Color: The color of normal urine can range from light yellow to amber.
Clarity: Normal urine is typically clear.
Chemical components: The test will check the levels of various substances in the urine, including glucose, protein, ketones, bilirubin, and blood.
Microscopic components: The test will examine the urine under a microscope to look for red and white blood cells, bacteria, and crystals.
The results of the urine analysis can provide important information about a person’s health and help diagnose and monitor various medical conditions. A healthcare professional will interpret the results in the context of a person’s overall health, medical history, and other clinical findings.

Lab Method
Specimen Requirements

SST tube of blood, serum

Turn Around Time

5 to 24 hours

Price For Test

Price: $89