Kidney Function Blood Test
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Kidney Panel Plus by Lab Test On Demand focuses in-depth on your kidneys' wellbeing.
Testing regularly gives you control of your health.
The Kidney Panel Plus includes the following test: Renal Function Panel [ Albumin, BUN/Creatinine Ratio (calculated), Calcium, Carbon Dioxide, Chloride, Creatinine, Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (calculated), Glucose, Phosphate (as Phosphorus), Potassium, Sodium, Urea Nitrogen], CMP, CBC, Urinalysis, Microalbumin/ Creatinine Ratio Urine, Protein Total and Vitamin D.
This test requires samples of your blood and urine.
Preparation: Fasting for 12 hours is necessary before the test.
Renal Function Panel or Kidney Function Panel Test checks markers related to renal function in the blood. This Panel is important as it provides a detailed assessment of kidney function and health, significant deviations from normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.
The panel includes: albumin, bun/creatine ratio, calcium, carbon dioxide, creatinine, estimated glomerular filtration rate, glucose, phosphate, potassium, sodium, urea nitrogen.
If kidneys do not function properly waste products can increase dangerously in blood.
CMP Test or Comprehensive Metabolic Panel Blood Test is an initial broad screening tool used to evaluate organ function and electrolyte balance, it also aids in the determination of certain conditions such as diabetes, liver disease and kidney disease or for monitoring treatments related to liver and kidney.
CMP is usually ordered as part of a routine health check.
The CMP or Chem-14 includes tests for:
• Liver function (ALP, ALT, AST, Bilirubin)
• Kidney function (BUN, Creatinine)
• Electrolytes and fluid balance (Sodium, Potassium, Carbon Dioxide, Chloride)
• Proteins (Albumin, Total Protein)
• Blood Sugar (Glucose)
CBC Test or Complete Blood Count With Differential is a test used to measure blood abnormalities, it is one of the most common tests used to monitor overall health status.
CBC measures certain blood cells such as Red Blood Cells, White Blood Cells, and Platelets and seeks to explain a variety of conditions and/or diseases such as Anemia, Leukemia, and infections -among others- and check symptoms such as fatigue, weakness or bruising.
The urinalysis test helps diagnose any urinary tract infections and other kidney conditions such as urinary bladder disease, kidney disease and diabetes.
UA is a common test that is done in 3 ways: visually, dipstick and microscopic and each check for different aspects, i.e.: change in color, acidity, concentration, protein, sugar, ketones, bilirubin, infection, occult blood, white and red blood cells, epithelial cells and others.
This test measures the ratio of Albumin to Creatinine, being Albumin a protein and Creatinine a waste product processed by the kidneys.
This test is useful in avoiding or delaying the onset of diabetic renal disease.
Albumin is a major protein normally present in blood, but virtually no albumin is present in the urine when the kidneys are functioning properly. However, albumin may be detected in the urine even in the early stages of kidney disease.
When Albumin is detected in small amounts in the person’s urine it may indicate that the kidneys are not functioning properly since blood and urine excretion of creatinine is stable, creatinine excretion is useful in determining if a 24 hour specimen was accurately collected.
A small amount of Albumin in the urine is sometimes referred to as urine Microalbumin, hence the name of the test .
Turnaround time for this test is normally 1 business day.
Protein, Total, Random Urine with Creatinine Test measures the levels of protein, creatinine and protein/creatinine ratio (A/G ratio), to assess kidney disease, kidney damage or other conditions such as infections.
High concentrations of protein may indicate diabetes, hypertension and other ailments.
This test is often done to diagnose nutritional problems, kidney disease or liver disease. If total protein is abnormal,
Vitamin D 25-Hydroxy Test measures the amount of vitamin D in the body. Vitamin D helps regulate calcium and phosphate. Concentrations of Vitamin D provide a picture of renal health, also a deficiency of vitamin D can lead to bone weakness, bad teeth, increased risk of a heart attack, cancer, respiratory disorders and immune system dysfunction.
The body gets vitamin D from the skin (through exposure to the sun) and from certain foods and supplements.