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Kidney Health Test Package

$89
Sample Type:
Blood & Urine
Age:18+
Collection Method:Visit a Labcorp Location
Your kidneys may be small, but their function can reveal a lot about your health.

Your kidneys work hard to keep your body healthy by removing waste products from your blood throughout the day. Without the kidneys, these toxins would build up in the body and cause damage.

This test panel includes markers that measure overall kidney function and indicate possible kidney damage.  

 

Preparation

No special preparation.

What's Included

Creatinine:

A muscle-produced waste product filtered out by the kidneys.

eGFR if Non-African American:

A calculation (factored from your serum creatinine level, age, race, and gender) used to determine your level of kidney function; the higher your eGFR number, the better your kidneys are working; low results may be a sign of kidney disease.

Albumin (Urine):

The main protein that circulates in the blood, which provides tissue nourishment, carries substances (such as hormones and drugs) in the blood and helps keep fluids within the blood vessels.

Albumin-Creatinine Ratio:

A calculation that divides the amount of albumin measured in the urine by the urine creatinine level to correct for urine concentration.

eGFR if African American:

A calculation (factored from your serum creatinine level, age, race, and gender) used to determine your level of kidney function; the higher your eGFR number, the better your kidneys are working; low results may be a sign of kidney disease.

Why Consider This Test

Silent Symptoms

30 million US adults are estimated to have chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Most (96 percent ) people with kidney damage or mildly reduced kidney function are not aware of having CKD.1.

Relevant Risk

High blood pressure, heart disease, and a family history of diabetes are primary risk factors for kidney disease.2

Proactive Prevention

CKD can be treated. With early diagnosis and treatment, it's possible to slow or stop the progression of kidney disease.1

References

  1. “National Chronic Kidney Disease Fact Sheet, 2017| Prevention | STDs | CDC.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, https://www.cdc.gov/kidneydisease/pdf/kidney_factsheet.pdf
  2.  “At Risk for Kidney Disease?” National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/kidney-disease/chronic-kidney-disease-ckd/causes

How To Get This Test

1. Choose your tests

Shop for tests and pay online. An independent physician will review and approve your test requests; no doctor’s visit is required.

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2. Provide Your Sample

Take the requisition number we emailed you, along with a photo ID, to a Labcorp location for sample collection.

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3. Access your results online

View your easy-to-read results online in your Pixel by Labcorp account. For certain results that require prompt attention, you will also be contacted by phone or mail.

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Getting My Results

We've made getting your results easier and more convenient than ever. View your easy-to-read results online in your Pixel by Labcorp account. For certain results that require prompt attention, you will also be contacted by phone or mail. To view a sample report click the "sample report" button below.

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