One of the most common purposes for a blood test is to determine the amount of creatinine in your blood. Having too much creatinine in the blood is a sign that the kidneys are not removing wastes efficiently and can signal kidney damage. This calculation is called the estimated glomerular filtration rate, or eGFR.
If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, you should have your creatinine levels monitored on a regular basis.
Recommended Check-Up Schedule
- Diabetes Type 2: Every year
- High blood pressure: Every year
Diabetes Type 1: Every other year
Urine TestsUrinalysis is a test that evaluates a sample of your urine. Urinalysis is used to detect and assess a wide range of disorders, including:
- Urinary tract infection.
- Kidney disorders.