Kidney Function Tests
Dr. Jackson Gates, MD
Primary Care and Pathology Physician
Kidney Function Tests in Conyers, Georgia
Kidney Function Tests can help determine how well your kidney is doing its job. Find out what to expect and what results are considered normal.
Dr. Jackson Gates offers kidney function tests in Conyers, Georgia and provides expert care to help you manage the condition and restore your health.
Kidney Function Tests FAQs
Kidney function tests are urine or blood tests that evaluate how well your kidneys are working. Most of these tests measure glomerular filtration rate (GFR). GFR assesses how efficiently your kidneys clear waste from your system.
If a test shows irregular results, your healthcare provider will follow up with you about treatment options. You may receive medications to control blood pressure. Or you may follow up with a nephrologist (a doctor who specializes in the kidneys).
If your test results are atypical, your provider will likely order more frequent kidney function tests in the future. Regular testing helps your provider track your health and any underlying conditions.
Some conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure (hypertension), affect how well the kidneys work. If you have one of these conditions, your healthcare provider may use kidney function tests to help monitor these conditions.
You may also need a kidney function test if you have symptoms that indicate possible kidney problems. These symptoms might include:
- Blood in your urine (hematuria).
- Painful urination (dysuria).
- Frequent urge to urinate.
- Problems with starting to pee.
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