Kidney function examination

Kidney function is checked by drawing a blood sample from the potential patient. This is done after the doctor orders these tests based on the physical examination and the specific symptoms that appear on the patient. Maybe it is important to know what kidney function tests are? When should you have this examination?

Kidney function examination

Kidney function tests

The purpose of performing a kidney function test is to ensure that this organ is performing its functions correctly, as the kidneys work to purify the bloodstream from wastes and toxins, and excrete them through the urinary system, and any problem in them leads to many risks. Such as kidney failure.

As for the most important kidney function tests: they are: [1] [2]

  • Examination of electrolytes: potassium, chloride, and bicarbonate.
  • Examination of a group of minerals, namely calcium and phosphorus.
  • Creatinine enzyme test.
  • Urea examination.
  • Routine urine examination.
  • Blood urea nitrogen (BUN)

What is the function of the kidneys?

The kidneys perform many important and essential functions for the human body, which are:[1] [2]

  • Purifying and cleaning the bloodstream of toxins, which are later excreted in the form of urine.
  • Balancing body fluids and salts.
  • Making vitamin D.
  • Production of hormones responsible for blood pressure.
  • How is a kidney function test performed?
  • The patient visits Al Masa Laboratory to undergo a kidney function test. Then a blood sample is taken from the patient through a small needle and collected in a test tube for examination. It is a simple examination without any side effects or pain.[2]

When do the kidney function test results appear?

The kidney function test result often appears on the same day the sample is taken. The patient must discuss these results with his specialist doctor, and monitor the readings to see if they are within the normal range or not. [2]

Why urine test?

Routine urine examination is a precautionary procedure in which a urine sample is taken from the patient and analyzed physically, such as monitoring its color and turbidity, in addition to analyzing it using an electron microscope to monitor the presence of any sediments, bacteria, or even a protein such as albumin, as any of these analyzes may indicate the presence of a problem. In the kidneys or urinary system.

Other kidney function tests

The doctor may ask his patient to perform other kidney tests, such as:

  • Ultrasound imaging.
  • CT scan.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging.
  • Biopsy.
Kidney function examination

Diamond Lab Group wishes everyone safety, and advises you to conduct periodic and comprehensive examinations to monitor the body’s vital readings and its most important functions.

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