Your kidneys are responsible for filtering your blood and removing waste products through your urine. They also manage water retention and control ion concentrations and the acid balance in your blood. Your kidneys do this through millions of structures called nephrons and maintaining them is very important for your overall health.
This test will indicate how your kidneys are performing by measuring levels of urea, creatinine and eGFR Glomerular filtration rate. High levels of urea, creatinine and a low eGFR Glomerular filtration rate can indicate acute or chronic kidney disease.
Urea is a waste product formed from the breakdown of proteins and is passed out in your urine. A high level of urea ('uraemia') indicates that the kidneys may not be working properly or that you have a low body water content (are dehydrated).
Creatinine is a waste product made by your muscles and dietary protein. Creatinine passes into the bloodstream and is usually passed out in urine. A high blood level of creatinine indicates that the kidneys may not be working properly.
eGFR: Glomerular filtration rate is a calculation which determines how well your kidneys are filtering blood.
Anybody can take this test and particularly those who have:
NOTE: People who go to the gym and take protein or supplements may a have higher readings than others and it is important to monitor your levels carefully.
One in ten people can be affected by kidney damage in their lifetime and millions of people die each year from avoidable complications which are related to chronic kidney disease.
Lifestyle choices such as drinking alcohol, poor diet, taking gym supplements or performance enhancing drugs can accelerate your chances of developing kidney damage or chronic kidney disease.
Kidney damage or chronic disease can be symptom-less and early detection is critical to avoiding long term consequences which can include dialysis, kidney transplant or the onset of cardiovascular disease.
Our labs use the latest technology to analyse smaller samples of blood. Our tests are easy to use, so there’s no needles and no fuss.
Once you return your sample in the supplied packaging, you will receive results to your password protected account within as little as five days, with direct contact for positive results.
Orders and test results are reviewed by certified medical professionals, with support from genetic counsellors, specialist doctors and registered nurses.
Any questions? Call our Support Team on +1 347 706-1563