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What tests can be conducted to rule out kidney problems in a person who has diabetes and hypertension?

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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
5 doctors agree

In brief: Urine and blood test

When visiting your primary care doctor, the doctor can perform simple urine and blood test to rule out kidney problems.
The doctor can check your urine for protein or your creatinine on your blood tests to rule out kidney problems.

In brief: Urine and blood test

When visiting your primary care doctor, the doctor can perform simple urine and blood test to rule out kidney problems.
The doctor can check your urine for protein or your creatinine on your blood tests to rule out kidney problems.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Creatinine clearance

Is a good test to quantify kidney function, then can be repeated to see if there is any deterioration as time goes by.
Also test urine for protein in addition to checking for sugar, proteinuria will signify kidney damage and indicate diabetic nephropathy..

In brief: Creatinine clearance

Is a good test to quantify kidney function, then can be repeated to see if there is any deterioration as time goes by.
Also test urine for protein in addition to checking for sugar, proteinuria will signify kidney damage and indicate diabetic nephropathy..
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Urine and Blood

When visiting your primary care doctor, the doctor can perform simple urine and blood test to rule out kidney problems.
The doctor can check your urine for protein or your creatinine on your blood tests to rule out kidney problems.

In brief: Urine and Blood

When visiting your primary care doctor, the doctor can perform simple urine and blood test to rule out kidney problems.
The doctor can check your urine for protein or your creatinine on your blood tests to rule out kidney problems.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine

In brief: Urine microalbumin

Checks for small proteins in the urine as well as a BUN and creatinine assess kidney function.

In brief: Urine microalbumin

Checks for small proteins in the urine as well as a BUN and creatinine assess kidney function.
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Dr. Laura Arbogast
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine

In brief: Several tests

One of them involves checking the urine to see if it's leaking a protein called microalbumin.
Also, blood tests that estimate kidney function can also hint at diabetic kidney disease.

In brief: Several tests

One of them involves checking the urine to see if it's leaking a protein called microalbumin.
Also, blood tests that estimate kidney function can also hint at diabetic kidney disease.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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