You may need this test if you have symptoms of kidney disease. These include:

  • fatigue
  • Puffiness around the eyes
  • swelling in your feet and/or ankles
  • Decreased appetite
  • Frequent and painful urination
  • Urine that is foamy or bloody

You may also need this test if you have certain risk factors for kidney disease. You may be at higher risk for kidney disease if you have:

  • Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes
  • A family history of kidney disease
  • High Blood pressure