Kidney/Renal function tests
Kidney function tests measure how efficiently your kidneys are working. Most of these tests measure glomerular filtration rate (GFR). GFR assesses how efficiently your kidneys clear waste from your system.
A kidney test may involve a blood test, urine sample or both. You get your test results the same day or within a few days depending on the specific test required by the medical personnel
Kidney function tests include;
What tests are used to diagnose diabetes
You can decide to take one or more of the following blood tests to confirm the diagnosis
Why do a kidney function test?
Some conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure (hypertension), affect how well the kidneys work. If you have one of these conditions, you may need a kidney function test to help you monitor the symptoms that indicate possible kidney problems.