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At Home Kidney Function Blood Test Kit (6 Parameters)

At Home Kidney Function Blood Test Kit (6 Parameters)

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Biomarkers/parameters tested and reported with this kidney blood test:

Creatinine
Urea
Uric acid
Albumin
Magnesium
Calcium 

  • Laboratory analysis using state-of-the-art technology. 
  • Standard biomarkers used by health professionals to assess kidney health to manage complications due to diabetes or high blood pressure.  
  • Convenient at home testing kit with laboratory results. 
  • The capillary blood collection kit contains all what you need to collect blood and send to our laboratory for analysis. 

**1. Creatinine:**
- **Significance in Kidney Function:** Creatinine is a waste product produced by muscle metabolism and cleared by the kidneys. Elevated levels in the blood may indicate reduced kidney function, as the kidneys should efficiently eliminate creatinine. Creatinine levels are a key marker in assessing glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and overall kidney health.

**2. Urea:**
- **Significance in Kidney Function:** Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) measures the nitrogen content in the blood derived from urea, a byproduct of protein metabolism. Elevated BUN levels may suggest impaired kidney function or issues affecting protein metabolism. Urea levels, along with creatinine, help evaluate the kidneys' ability to filter waste from the blood.

**3. Uric Acid:**
- **Significance in Kidney Function:** Uric acid is a byproduct of purine metabolism, and its levels are regulated by the kidneys. Elevated uric acid levels may indicate kidney dysfunction, as the kidneys play a role in its excretion. High levels can contribute to conditions like gout. Monitoring uric acid is crucial in assessing overall kidney health and metabolic balance.

**4. Albumin:**
- **Significance in Kidney Function:** Albumin is a protein that plays a vital role in maintaining blood volume and preventing fluid leakage from blood vessels. In kidney disease, damaged filters may allow albumin to escape into the urine, leading to albuminuria. Detecting albumin in the urine is a key marker for evaluating kidney damage and assessing the risk of progressive kidney disease.

**5. Magnesium:**
- **Significance in Kidney Function:** Magnesium is an essential mineral regulated by the kidneys. Abnormal magnesium levels may indicate kidney dysfunction. Both low and high magnesium levels can be associated with kidney issues, highlighting the importance of monitoring magnesium levels to ensure proper kidney function.

**6. Calcium:**
- **Significance in Kidney Function:** The kidneys play a crucial role in maintaining calcium balance in the blood. Kidney dysfunction can lead to imbalances, impacting bone health and cardiovascular function. Monitoring calcium levels is essential in assessing kidney function and preventing complications related to calcium metabolism.

Understanding the significance of these blood tests in kidney function allows healthcare professionals to assess renal health, detect potential issues, and formulate appropriate interventions. Regular monitoring of these markers aids in the early identification of kidney dysfunction, enabling timely management and preservation of overall kidney health.

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  • Order kit

    Order the kit that you want based on what you want to be tested. We ship all orders placed before 1pm same day.

  • Collect your sample at home

    Collect your own sample using a simple finger prick. Everything you need will be included in the kit.

  • Send your sample to the lab

    Simply drop in any red letter box. No need to arrange for courier pickup or pay for returns. Remember to register online using the unique sample ID to get your results.

  • Receive results

    We will analyse your sample and send you results by email within 24-48 hours. A copy can be sent to your GP/surgery if you wish.