Kidney disease is the fastest-growing noncommunicable disease in the United States, affecting about 15% of Americans.
Early-stage kidney disease usually has no symptoms, which is why it is often referred to as a silent killer. Symptoms typically do not arise until the late stages, when the damage is irreversible. 9 out of 10 people living with kidney disease are unaware they have it.
The good news is, if caught early, the progression of kidney disease can be slowed down or stopped. A simple blood test, like this Kidney Health Test, can show how well the kidneys are functioning so that you can take any necessary steps to protect your health.
Having Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2)
Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, with nearly half (47%) of all cases. Around 1 in 3 adults with diabetes have some form of kidney disease. High blood sugar from diabetes damages the kidneys over time, reducing their ability to filter blood effectively.
Having High Blood Pressure
The second leading cause of kidney failure in the United States is high blood pressure. The increased pressure of the blood flow to the kidneys can cause damage to their delicate filtering system. This issue is compounded because the kidneys play a role in regulating blood pressure, but as they become more damaged over time, they are less able to perform this role. Over time, this causes kidney failure.
Being Black, Native American, Hispanic, or Asian American
Compared to white Americans:
Being a Smoker
Cigarette smoking reduces blood flow to the kidneys, causing damage over time. Nicotine has been found to damage kidney cells and increase the risk of developing diabetic kidney disease. Smoking can also affect medications that treat high blood pressure, which is the second leading cause of kidney disease in the United States.
Register your test online using the unique ID number that comes with the kit.
Following the instructions
provided, collect your sample
– it’s fast and easy!
Mail your sample to our lab using the prepaid envelope included in your test kit.
Your results are shown on a color-coded guide with easy-to-understand explanations and tips for the next steps. These results can be downloaded as a PDF to print or emailed to a physician for continued care.
Results from this test will provide insights into your current health status and hopefully, identify potential issues early so that they can be addressed.
Our tests use an accurate and reliable form of microsampling called Dried Blood Spot Testing.
This form of testing has been used since the 1960s in Neonatal care and for testing in remote locations. You may be familiar with the heel prick performed on newborns during their initial health assessment– this is Dried Blood Spot Testing. We use this same technology and have expanded it to accurately assess a wider range of diagnostic biomarkers to be able to provide reliable health assessment that is more convenient, accessible, and affordable.
Our state-of-the-art lab is CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited. We pride ourselves on our use of validated and reliable testing methods as well as our stringent quality control measures.
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