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Kidney Function Test
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All test kits are delivered to you for free within approximately 1-3 working days, and include a prepaid shipping label for you to send samples to the lab.
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Check the health and function of your kidneys using a simple at-home finger-prick test.
What is the Kidney Function test?
Urea and creatinine are waste products produced by the body and normally filtered out by the kidneys. The estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is a calculated measurement that gives an indication of how well the kidneys are filtering waste from the blood. Monitoring these markers is important because it helps doctors and patients detect changes in kidney function and potential problems early on. If kidney function is impaired these markers may be elevated and indicate the need for further evaluation and treatment.
What biomarkers are measured in this test?
- Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR)
Who should take this test?
Anyone with a history of kidney disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, other conditions that can affect kidney function or those who are taking medication such as ibuprofen, ace inhibitors, diuretics, and metformin would benefit from a kidney function test. In addition, older adults, and those with a family history of kidney disease may also benefit from regular kidney function tests.
Is there anything I need to know before taking this test?
Before taking this test, discuss it with a doctor if you are taking any medication or have any medical conditions. You do not need to fast for this test.
You must be at least 18 years old to use our testing services.
How often should I take this test?
Regular kidney function tests are important for monitoring kidney health and detecting any changes or potential problems early on. By having knowledge of your kidney health you can take appropriate steps to protect your health and well-being.
What could results out of range (abnormal) mean?
Abnormal results on a kidney function test can indicate that the kidneys are not functioning as well as they should be. In some cases, this can be a sign of a more serious condition, such as kidney disease, that may require further evaluation and treatment. If you receive poor results on your kidney function test it's important to speak with your doctor to determine the cause and plan for appropriate treatment.
What could results in range (normal) mean?
Normal results on a kidney function test indicate that the kidneys are functioning normally. This is important information for anyone who is concerned about their kidney health. While good results are a positive sign it's important to remember that other health issues can still arise, even if the kidneys are functioning normally. If you experience any symptoms it's important to speak with a healthcare provider.
How can I improve my results?
Lifestyle changes such as maintaining a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and managing any underlying health conditions can help improve kidney function and maintain healthy marker levels. In addition, limiting exposure to certain substances, such as alcohol and certain medications, can also help protect kidney health. Speaking with a healthcare provider about any concerns or questions is important for overall health and well-being.
What other tests could I consider?
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📋 Easy to understand results
After receiving and registering your test, you will gain access to your personal Chronomics dashboard where you'll be able to access your test results once returned by the lab.
For each biomarker you will get a test result - we will provide both the number and the unit of measurement.
We will also let you know if the result is normal or abnormal, and will explain the role of the biomarker in the body along with some reasons why results can be abnormal.
🔬 Developed by leading scientists
Founded by scientists from the world’s leading research universities, we have brought together an expert team across science and technology to create best health and wellness tests in the market.
🙌 Take health into your own hands
The test is simple and can be self-administered at home with minimal preparation. No more waiting for an appointment!
Once results are available from the testing laboratory you will receive an email notification and your results will be visible on the dashboard.
Frequently asked questions
You will receive an e-mail from us within 48-hours of your sample being received by the lab, with a link to view your test results on our secure dashboard once your results are ready.
Yes, your samples are processed in the same labs used by hospitals, government programs and primary care providers - all of which are UKAS and ISO accredited, which are the highest levels of accreditation. Furthermore, our team is comprised of medical and scientific leaders, so you can be assured that our claims and results reports are clinically-valid.
We advise that samples are collected when waking up in a fasted state and returned immediately using the labels provided. Each of our test kits includes a prepaid delivery label to return your samples to the lab. Please do not collect or return samples on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Your Chronomics test kit includes:
- Collection tube(s)
- Plaster x 2
- Return form x 1
- Alcohol swab x 2
- Lancet x 4
- Prepaid shipping label x 1
- Cleansing wipe x 1
- Collection tube label(s)
- Protective plastic case x 1