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Kidney Check Blood Test
Kidney Check Blood Test
Kidney Check Blood Test
Kidney Check Blood Test

Kidney Check Blood Test

A simple finger-prick blood test which will tell you how well your kidneys are functioning. Includes a liver check as well as tests for iron and cholesterol.

Is it for you?

Do you want a kidney function test as part of a general check-up? Have you been diagnosed with kidney disease and want to monitor your kidney function? Or are you in a higher risk group, or have high blood pressure or diabetes and know that you should keep an eye on your kidney function? This test, which covers liver health, iron and cholesterol levels too, is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about how well their kidneys are working.
Blood sample 22 biomarkers included 2 working days turnaround
from sample receipt at lab

What's included?

Biomarker profiles

  • Proteins
  • Liver Health
  • Cholesterol Status
  • Kidney Health
  • Iron Status
  • Gout Risk
  • Muscle Health

Proteins (3 Biomarkers)

Liver Health (4 Biomarkers)

Cholesterol Status (6 Biomarkers)

Kidney Health (3 Biomarkers)

Iron Status (4 Biomarkers)

Gout Risk (1 Biomarker)

Muscle Health (1 Biomarker)

Special instructions

Fasting is optional for this test. Eating fatty foods might affect the results of a small number of blood tests so we may advise a retest when you are fasted. If you are interested in your triglyceride, LDL or omega 3 levels, then we do recommend fasting. Avoid heavy exercise and eating meat-rich meals for 48 hours before your test.

The kidneys are two small organs located on either side of the body. They are responsible for filtering waste products from the blood and removing excess bodily fluid in the form of urine. They control the concentration of ions and electrolytes in the blood and also play an important role in producing erythropoietin, a hormone which stimulates red blood cell production. 


Chronic kidney disease can progress over many years with few signs or symptoms that can be specifically related to kidney function, especially in its early stages. Symptoms that can indicate kidney disease include swollen feet and ankles, high blood pressure and changes in how frequently you urinate. Some groups of people are at higher risk of developing kidney disease; they include people of African descent, smokers, the obese, the elderly and people with diabetes. 


This check includes wider tests for general health such as liver function, cholesterol and iron status.


Please not that this test is designed to be sent in the post and therefore excludes some biomarkers which are not stable in the post. If you have been advised to get a kidney function test by your doctor then please use our Urea and Electrolytes Blood Test which includes sodium and potassium.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

Why take this test?

  • You are in a higher risk group and you want to check your kidney function
  • You want a general health check that includes a kidney function test
  • You have been diagnosed with kidney disease and want to monitor your kidneys
  • You have been diagnosed with diabetes and want to check how well your kidneys are functioning

How it works

  • Take the test

    Collect your sample at home, visit a partner clinic, or we can even send a nurse to you.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample back on the same day you take it in the freepost pack to our laboratory.
  • Get your results

    View your results with doctor's advice on your personal dashboard.
Laboratories you can trust

Laboratories you can trust

Trusted by the NHS and private clinics alike, you can be sure of the highest testing standards from our fully accredited partner laboratories.

Expert interpretation <br>
of your results

Expert interpretation
of your results

One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.

Your personal<br>
health centre

Your personal
health centre

Discover the easy way to track your health through our online portal, my.medichecks.com. View your results with doctor's advice, monitor any changes over time and see the improvements you can make to your health with simple lifestyle changes.

Questions? Let us help

Questions? Let us help

Our customer care team is on-hand to help you find the test that's right for you. Get in touch via phone, live chat or email.

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Important

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.