What is a kidney health check HE2646

August 2023
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Bright images with minimal wording illustrate the three tests needed for a kidney health check. General adult information, for use by anyone to promote kidney health. A3 & A4 posters/leaflets. English.

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August 2023
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There are 3 tests your GP or nurse needs to check to see how healthy your kidneys are:

Urine sample

This urine test checks for protein, this can be a sign that your kidneys are not working as
well as they should be.

This is different to the test you have if you have signs of a urine infection.

Blood sample

This test will check how well your kidneys are cleaning your blood.

Blood pressure

A cuff is placed on your upper arm, to check the pressure in your blood vessels is not too

Ask your nurse or doctor if you need a kidney health check.