Chronic Kidney Disease – Tests

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Chronic Kidney Disease – Tests 

CKD tests

CKD can be diagnosed by providing a urine and blood sample. Tests carried on these samples look for “markers” that suggest the kidneys are not functioning correctly.As already mentioned, the early stages of kidney disease do not present any obvious symptoms. Therefore, for someone who may have an elevated risk of developing CKD, for example a person with high blood pressure, diabetes, and or high cholesterol levels, should ideally have regular urine and blood tests to detect CKD at an early stage. Please remember early detection often can allow for better management of most diseases.

The urine and blood tests can firstly support whether a person has CKD, and if they do then what stage they are at, i.e. early, intermediate, or advanced stage.