Understanding your kidney function can be really useful if you are experiencing chronic fatigue, changes in urination frequency, taking anti-inflammatory medication, suffer from high blood pressure or diabetes or have a family history of kidney infection or kidney stones.
This blood test will check how well your kidneys are functioning. Healthy kidneys help the body to remove waste.
If your kidneys are not functioning as they should, you can make diet and lifestyle changes to prevent kidney infection.
Understanding your kidney function is really useful if you are experiencing chronic fatigue, changes in urination frequency, taking anti-inflammatory medication, suffer from high blood pressure or diabetes or have a family history of kidney infection or kidney stones.
This test analyses 3 key biomarkers:
Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)
No, you do not need to fast for this test, but it is recommended that you take your sample first thing in the morning.
weight loss or lower appetite
blood in urine
fatigue and/or insomnia
increased need to urinate (especially at night)
swollen ankles, hands and/or feet
Free two-way shipping is included
Standard DPD delivery to you is included in the price and your kit also includes a Royal Mail 1st Class Tracked label for you to send your sample back.
All orders received by 2pm are shipped the same day. Orders received after 2pm on a Friday will be shipped the next working day.
A kit containing everything you need is sent to an address of your choice.
You can then take a simple finger prick sample, using the lancets provided and collect the drops into the tube. You then register it on-line and post it off to the laboratory using the Royal Mail 1st Class Tracked envelope that is included with your kit.
Your full report, showing your results and how they compare with the normal reference ranges, are reported back to you by email. You will receive your result the day after the lab receives your sample.
All test results are reviewed by the in-house GPs who highlight any areas of concern of that might need further investigation and follow up with a doctor.
Yes, your healthcare provider will recognise your clinically-valid results.
This test is not intended for diagnosis of kidney disease, but can be used to monitor key indicators of kidney function. If your result indicates that your kidneys are not quite functioning as they are, it is important to share these results with your doctor who will consider them in conjunction with your full medical and family history. Your doctor may also request further follow on tests after you share your results.
Early diagnosis is key to managing any health condition and means an increased range of treatment options, improved long-term health and improved quality of life.
It is unlikely to gain a definitive diagnosis from a blood-test but your results can be used to have informed discussions with your healthcare provider.
Your results link will be sent to you via email, so you can log in to your secure account and view your results.
Your results include your levels and where they sit against 'normal levels'. There is also a visual interpretation as a colour coded graph so they are easy for you to understand.
Your blood sample will be processed in the laboratory within 24 hours of receipt on all working days. You will receive an email with a secure link through to your account and your results as soon as they are availlable.
It is very important you scan your unique QR code when you open your kit, as this is what links your sample and your result to you. Without this we won't be able to send you your result.
Yes, your samples are processed in the same laboratories that are used by hospitals and primary care providers. All of our partner labs are UKAS and ISO accredited, which are the highest levels of accreditation.
Your BioSURE Self Test kit contains -
Instructions for Use
Alcohol wipe x 2
Lancet x 4
Collection tube label(s)
Pre-paid return packaging
We advise collecting your fingerprick blood sample in the morning, especially for tests that require fasting. Return on the same day in the pre-paid packaging that is supplied with your kit.
We also advise not collecting or returning your sample on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, so the lab receives it in the best possible condition.
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