At-home sample collection device for monitoring kidney function and performance. Both urine and serum tests are valuable in testing kidney function, so for the most coverage choose both the urine and the blood tests. Laboratory results are provided within 5 days.
The kidneys filter waste from the blood which is then expelled from the body through urine. The kidneys are also responsible for producing vitamin D and the hormones that regulate blood pressure.
WHO & WHEN?
Doctors may suggest kidney function tests for people experiencing the following unexplained symptoms:
- Muscle cramps
- Lack of appetite
- Unintentional weight loss
- Shortness of breath
- Frequent urination
- Blood in urine or really dark urine
According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK), people with a high risk of developing kidney disease should undergo regular kidney function tests. These include people with:
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- A family history of kidney failure
Regular kidney function tests also help diagnose kidney disorders in their early stages, which makes treatment and management much easier.
This sample kit contains a finger-prick blood collection device, a urine sample collection device and clear instructions. With it you can collect samples at home. Samples are couriered to and tested at the BioSmart accredited pathology laboratory.
Blood is tested for:
- Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR)
- Electrolyte: Sodium
- Electrolyte: Potassium
- Electrolyte: Chloride
Results can provide information about general kidney function and your kidneys’ ability to clear waste products from the blood.
Your kidney health report will come in an easy-to-understand format with a detailed breakdown of results, what they mean and your next steps.
Note: If you do not feel confident taking your own sample, we can help:
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Book a consultation at Clicks Cape Gate to have your sample collected.
Bring your receipt to Clicks Cape Gate on the day of the sample collection.
Pay Clicks Cape Gate directly for collecting a blood sample: R80.
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