About the test
The kidney blood test is one of the most commonly performed tests by doctors and will let you know how well your kidneys are working.
Your kidneys perform many functions including removing waste products from the blood, regulating levels of electrolytes in the blood, and regulating blood pressure. Kidney function tests are amongst the most common tests because, not only do they indicate your state of health, but the health of your kidneys will guide decisions on which medications may or may not be right for you. This test also measures your ‘estimated glomerular filtration rate’ or eGFR.
Kidney disease can cause abdominal symptoms such as loss of appetite or nausea.
Not all kidney function blood test results that fall outside of the reference range require medical intervention, so please consult your GP.
Need more biomarkers? Check out the Advanced Kidney Function Blood Test.