Tests for CKD

Get Tested for CKD

Get Tested for CKD

If you or a loved one belong to a high-risk group, ask your primary-care physician about these tests—and be especially insistent about the last one. Your doctor may want to perform other tests as well.

4 Simple, Life-Saving Tests:

What: Blood Pressure

Why: High blood pressure can damage small blood vessels (glomeruli) in the kidneys. It is the second-leading cause of kidney failure after diabetes.

Good Score: Below 140/90 is good for most people. Below 130/80 is better if you have chronic kidney disease. Below 120/80 is best.

What: Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR)

Why: This is the most sensitive and accurate gauge of kidney function. Doctors measure blood creatinine levels and perform a calculation based on age, race, and gender.

Good Score: Over 90 is good. 60-89 should be monitored. Less than 60 for 3 months indicates CKD.


Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: January 15, 2019

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