Kidney Blood Test, from our experts to you.Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP
Chief Medical Officermeet our doctors
How to prepare for your test
Frequently asked questions
Why do I need a Kidney Blood Test?
You may need a Kidney Blood Test if you have been diagnosed with kidney disease and want to monitor your kidney function. Other reasons you may need a Kidney Blood Test include; having high blood pressure and diabetes (as they increase your risk of kidney disease), or you want to test as part of a general check-up.
Can kidney cancer be detected by blood tests?
There isn’t one blood test that can diagnose kidney cancer. However, some blood tests such as a full blood count and blood chemistry test can offer clues and can show signs in the blood that are linked with kidney cancer, such as anaemia and impaired kidney function.
Does a blood test show kidney disease?
The main test for kidney disease is a blood test. Through measuring different biomarkers plus your age, size, gender, and ethnic group to calculate how many millilitres of waste your kidneys should be able to filter in a minute. This calculation is known as your eGFR. Healthy kidneys should be able to filter more than 90ml/min and healthy blood should include a normal level of creatinine.