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Tests to Measure Kidney Function, Damage and Detect Abnormalities

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There seem to be a lot of questions lately about different tests for Kidney issues and I thought it might be a good idea to bring this up to help clarify what tests are needed and why. You can find this on the NKF website and the link is below.


The results of these tests, as well as your other blood and urine labs, are the test results you need to bring with you, in most cases, when you see a retinal dietitian.

I just got back my most recent labs and for the first time in a long time, I found myself in the "normal range" in all of my labs. I still have another set of labs in three months so we'll see what happens then.

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Bet117 profile image
Bet117NKF Ambassador

Excellent article and very informative.

So happy to hear that your most recent labs were all in the normal range!

Diet, exercise and taking care of yourself is so key!


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SN23 in reply to Bet117

Indeed! And so happy to hear that your results in the normal range. Mr Kidney. You are truly a role model🙏

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Bet117NKF Ambassador in reply to SN23

A role model and an inspiration...but so are you!✌

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SN23 in reply to Bet117

🙏🙏Bet have learned so much from you. Thank you for all your support to so many🙏

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You are wonderful! Thanks! Don't ever underestimate yourself and the amount of lives that you have touched...especially in your own family.

Grateful for your presence in our lives! 🙏Xx

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SN23 in reply to Bet117

Thank you🙏

Great to hear. Congrats!

Congratulations on obtaining normal. I know you spend a lot of time researching and educating yourself and others about kidney disease and hopefully that has paid off.

Congratulations on your lab tests. I also have new results and have maintained the improvements I made. Just one question--what do you mean by "normal"--normal for a person with ckd or normal for the general population?

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), normal lab test values are a set of upper and lower limits generally given as a range since normal values vary from person to person.

My "normal" results are within that range. In other words, the diet, exercise and medications (including supplements) I take have my blood and urine tests within that normal range. A couple are near the low end and one is near the high end but all are inside the range. I have a different set to be drawn in three months and I'm hoping for good news there as well.

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orangecity41NKF Ambassador

That is great on your tests being in normal range. Thanks for the link to tests.

Congrats to you keep it up my back started to hurt i don't know if its from my kidney or not since i never had any kind of reaction i don't know weather your back hurt or what i know every one is not alike so i don't no how you feel can anyone tell me

I've had pain off and on due to a bit too much physical activity but sometimes I believe it is related to my kidneys. If you are concerned about its possible causes I've included an article from Kidney Fund that may give you some direction to look into. Hope it helps.


Thanks mr kidney i will look into this you are very informative i am so glad i found this site

Congratulations on your labs.

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