Which laboratory tests are performed to assess and monitor kidney function?
In order to assess and monitor kidney function, imaging tests such as ultrasound, MRI , or CT scans may be advised, as well as blood and urine tests.
Most people with kidney malfunctions do not have any symptoms until a more advanced phase is reached. Therefore, it is essential to diagnose and treat nephrological conditions from an early stage since a severe disorder can lead to kidney failure if left untreated.
The tests that can assess kidney function are:
These assessments can also be done to evaluate the progression of kidney disease. Monitoring of kidney functions may be done by keeping track of the GFR and urine test results regularly. Control of blood pressure levels at the advised limit maintains kidney functions.
Complementary tests to monitor kidney function
Kidney function tests are regular procedures using blood or urine to help identify kidney issues. Further investigations may be advised for assessing the size, shape, and anatomy of kidneys:
The results evaluate your overall kidney health and establish a treatment plan for your particular condition.
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