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There are numerous tests available to determine how well a kidney is functioning and to highlight any potential defects or abnormalities. Both blood and urine tests can allow your doctor to measure kidney function. Kidney biopsies are used to evaluate damage to a kidney, to examine why a kidney transplant is not doing well, or to identify a disease process of a certain type and how it is likely to respond to treatment. Imaging tests can also be used to look for abnormalities and other problems within the kidneys.

Blood tests used to examine kidney function include:

  • Blood urea nitrogen (BUN)
  • Glomerular filtration rate (GFR)
  • Serum creatinine

The urine tests utilized for examining kidneys include:

  • Urine protein tests
  • Urinalysis
  • Microalbuminuria
  • Creatinine clearance

Imaging tests used to measure kidney function include:

  • Ultrasound
  • CT scan
  • Treating Kidney Disease

Risk factors for kidney disease include:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Family history of kidney disease

It is important to be aware of your risk profile. If you catch your kidney disease in an early stage, treatment can be very effective. Kidney disease can raise your risk for heart disease or stroke. Speak with your doctor at Washington Township Medication Foundation about your risk profile and the effective treatments available for those who have been diagnosed with kidney disease.

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