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What blood tests test kidney function? What kind of blood test do I need to show how well my kidneys are working?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
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In brief: BUN and creatinine

Blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and a serum creatinine are used to measure how effectively your kidneys are screening out those waste products from your blood.
They are a routine test almost universally done with blood chemistries.

In brief: BUN and creatinine

Blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and a serum creatinine are used to measure how effectively your kidneys are screening out those waste products from your blood.
They are a routine test almost universally done with blood chemistries.
Dr. Gregory Hines
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Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine

In brief: BUN/Creatinine

Have these tested on a fasting state- 10-12 hours fasting prior to the test to have an accurate result. Urine analysis may sometimes detect kidney function abnormality if it shows protein and casts. Diabetes and hypertension are risk factors for developing kidney disease. Be tested for these as well.

In brief: BUN/Creatinine

Have these tested on a fasting state- 10-12 hours fasting prior to the test to have an accurate result. Urine analysis may sometimes detect kidney function abnormality if it shows protein and casts. Diabetes and hypertension are risk factors for developing kidney disease. Be tested for these as well.
Dr. Victor Bonuel
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