What does it test for?
Urea is a waste product formed from the breakdown of proteins and is passed out in your urine. A high level of urea (‘uraemia’) indicates that the kidneys may not be working properly or that you have a low body water content (are dehydrated).
Creatinine is a waste product made by your muscles and dietary protein. Creatinine passes into the bloodstream and is usually passed out in urine. A high blood level of creatinine indicates that the kidneys may not be working properly.
eGFR: Glomerular filtration rate is a calculation which determines how well your kidneys are filtering blood.
Who should get tested?
Anybody can take this test and particularly those who have:
- If you have a high protein diet
- If you use or have taken gym supplements
- If you have used or are using performance enhancing drugs
- If you are taking anti-inflammatory medication
- If you suffer from high blood pressure
- If you suffer from from diabetes
- If you have suffered an acute injury
- If you have persistent urinary tract infections
- If you have a kidney disease or a family history of one
- If you have kidney stones or a family history of them
NOTE: People who go to the gym and take protein or supplements may a have higher readings than others and it is important to monitor your levels carefully.
- Test box (88x120mm)
- Anonymised patient ID
- Blood sample collection tube
- Finger prick lancets
- User guide
- Bio hazard bag
- Pre-paid return envelope