Can they detect kidney disease, or kidney failure in a urine test?

Possible. U can detect abnormalities in urine test and measure the amount of creatinine you are filtering in 24 hours, but the test to diagnose and stage kidney disease are usually done in the blood since that is easier. Here is a comprehensive article: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/03/how-do-physicians-check-your-kidneys.Html.

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If my urine test is normal, could I still have kidney disease?

Urinalysis. The answer is yes. Typically patients with certain kidney diseases such as that due to hypertension can have a normal urinalysis. Additionally early kidney disease may not necessarily show evidence on urinalysis. Their are urine biomarkers, that are expensive and special tests that are more sensitive to diagnosing kidney disease. These are not typically used in current practice yet. Read more...

Dipstick shows 15 mg (?) of protein in my every morning urine test, but no trace found during days or nights. Is this sign of kidney disease or damage?

Not likely. This sounds like positional proteinuria which is not equivalent with kidney failure. They are likely checking other things with bloodworm that will reflect kidney function too. Read more...

I am having upper right side waist pain at morning. I have done urine test and blood CBC test both came normal. Does this is due to kidney disease.?

Family practice . It sounds like they were checking for possible kidney infection or stones. Have them look for liver or gallbladder disease. An ultrasound and liver function tests could be helpful. Read more...

I have blood in my urine for almoat 3 months and 2 weeks ago the hospital said kidney failure possible kidney disease but sent me home and did nothing?

Your doctor. You definitely need to get your primary care doctor involved. You will need blood work and urine studies. Try also to retrieve your results from the hospital. Followup will be critical. Read more...
Kidney Failure? That does not sound right at all. You must have misunderstood. You need to be seen again and sort this out. If you were told you have kidney failure, then I would go the the emergency room. If there is evidence of anything really serious, they might admit you, and they should definitely give you a clear plan for what you need to do next. . Read more...

What urine tests are needed for chronic kidney disease?

Depends on the type . Of disease. Measurement of serum creatinine is a good test to assess the degree of kidney disease. Other tests may be chosen depending on the cause of chronic kidney disease, e.G, urinalysis, serum protein electrophoresis, autoantibodies etc. Read more...

Is there any urine protein home test. So that I can check any kidney disease at home?

Urine protein. There are dipsticks that will detect protein in your urine. It may be easier, and cheaper, to go to a physician's office (p) and have the p do a urine analysis there to spare you the expense of buying a bottle of dipsticks. If the urine is positive for protein, you can start working up the cause at that time. If negative for protein, you need do nothing. Good luck. Read more...
Reagent strips. It is likely that your pharmacy carries dipsticks (reagent test strips) for urinalysis. Bayer's "albustix" won't detect low-levels of proteinuria that might be of interest to a diabetic. My question is why you'd want to do this at home rather than have your physician do it, and how you'll cope with a possible positive result -- you're not going to self-diagnose or treat with a "pop" nostrum, hope. Read more...
Urine dipsticks. Yes, you can purchase urine dipsticks at a pharmacy. Your physician can write a prescription if necessary. Read more...

Is it possible to get edema and fatigue from kidney disease even though you have normal urine and blood tests?

Swelling of Legs. By the time significant edema is occurring in kidney disfunction, tests are highly likely to detect the kidneys as the source. However there are several causes for edema and fatigue, including hypothyroidism, heart or liver problems as well as other less common ailments. If the only evaluation has been urine and blood, and it is normal, look into other causes other than the kidneys themselves. Read more...

What tests should one perform after realizing that he has hematuria after urine cytology tests having polycystik kidney disease and hypertension? Help

Polycystic Kidneys. Polycystic kidney disease (pckd) is a chronic condition, and can result in kidney failure if you don't follow up regularly with your doctor. You will need regular blood work and monitoring by a nephrologist (kidney specialist), regular follow up ultrasounds or ct scans of your kidneys, and you will need good blood pressure control to prevent damage to your kidneys. Read more...
Polycystic kidney. Renal MRI to assess size; blood tests to assess function of kidneys; urine protein tests; 24 hour urine tests for calcium, uric acid, citrate, oxalate. Read more...
Renal. You have to be on acei/ arb. Follow with nephrologist. Are you in tolvaptan study? Read more...