List of tests included:
- BLOOD UREA
- SERUM CREATININE,
- URIC ACID,
- SERUM ELECTROLYTES
Kidneys play several vital roles in maintaining your health. One of their most important jobs is to filter waste materials from the blood and expel them from the body as urine. The kidneys also help control the levels of water and various essential minerals in the body.
In addition, they’re critical to the production of:
- vitamin D
- red blood cells
- hormones that regulate blood pressure
You may also need kidney function testing done if you have other conditions that can harm the kidneys, such as diabetes or high blood pressure.
Symptoms that may indicate a problem with your kidneys include:
- high blood pressure
- blood in the urine
- frequent urges to urinate
- difficulty beginning urination
- painful urination
- swelling of the hands and feet due to a buildup of fluids in the body
A single symptom may not mean something serious. However, when occurring simultaneously, these symptoms suggest that your kidneys aren’t working properly. Kidney function tests can help determine the reason.