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Kidney function naturally decreases with age, and it’s important to monitor your eGFR levels regularly, especially if you’re an older adult. Our self-test kit provides a convenient and reliable way to assess your kidney function at home. Catching kidney dysfunction early is crucial as it can prevent further damage and even end-stage kidney disease. Don’t wait until symptoms appear – take control of your kidney health today with our easy-to-use at home blood test for kidney function test kit.
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Situated on the dorsal side and protected by the lower ribs, the kidneys are responsible for several crucial tasks in the human body. The kidneys have a number of very important tasks, including regulating water and salt balance; maintaining healthy blood pressure; stimulating the production of red blood cells; maintaining proper acidity in the blood and, of course, filtering the blood to rid it of toxins. As much as 25% of the total blood volume flows through the kidneys per minute!
To fulfill this important task, the kidneys have an enormous capacity to filter the blood.
The kidney function self-test measures the amount of creatinine in the blood. Creatinine is a breakdown product derived from muscle. It is continuously filtered out of the blood by the kidneys and excreted through the urine. It is therefore a good measure of kidney function. If the function of the kidneys is impaired, the kidneys will be less able to filter creatinine from the blood. Creatinine will remain in the blood and the value will rise.
Through a formula, which includes creatinine, kidney function is estimated. This estimate is called eGFR, or estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate. Kidney function is highly dependent on age and gender.
Kidney function is basically the amount of blood that can pass through the kidney filters per unit time. Precise measurement of kidney function is cumbersome and time-consuming. Therefore, in practice, kidney function is more often estimated using the substance creatinine. Creatinine is a breakdown product derived from muscle. It is continuously filtered out of the blood by the kidneys and excreted through the urine. It is therefore a good measure of kidney function. If the function of the kidneys is impaired, the kidneys will be less able to filter creatinine from the blood. Creatinine will remain in the blood and the value will rise.
Healthy kidneys of young people should be able to filter more than 90 milliliters of blood per minute. Elderly people may have lower values. It becomes dangerous when kidney function is less than 15 milliliters of blood per minute.
Slightly reduced kidney function does not produce symptoms. Often patients do not experience symptoms until severe kidney failure is already present.
Symptoms may include:
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Activate the test and take your sample in the morning. Send it back the same day, free of charge, with the enclosed shipping label.
Easly has a fully certified laboratory, where expert personnel process your sample. Professional and accurate.
Within 48 hours of receiving your sample, we share the test result with you confidentially in our portal and app.
Validation and personal consultation by our physician. When you repeat the test, you can follow the development of your values in a graph.