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To Know the Basics About Kidney Health / Diagnosis of Chronic Kidney Disease

People from ACB communities have higher rates of high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and heart disease . This is important because these are risk factors for developing CKD. People who have these conditions, or who have family members, relatives who had kidney disease, should have their kidney function tested.

How can the kidneys be tested for CKD?

Kidney disease can be detected by different tests, including urine tests, blood tests, biopsies, imaging and screening.

To read about urine tests, see here.
To read about blood tests and other diagnostic measures, see here.
To learn about CKD prevention and positive lifestyle habits, click here.