At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To give your healthcare provider important information about the current status of your kidneys and liver as well as electrolyte and acid/base balance and levels of blood glucose and blood proteins; to monitor known conditions, such as hypertension, and to monitor the use of medications to check for any kidney- or liver-related side effects
When to Get Tested?
As part of a routine health exam; when you are being monitored for a specific condition or are taking medications that may impact your kidney or liver
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm
Test Preparation Needed?
You may need to fast for 10-12 hours prior to sample collection; follow any instructions you are given.