We provide full care for patients suffering from various kidney issues and disorders that can affect kidney function.
Kidney function testing can be ordered for:
- Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) estimation
- High blood pressure
- Kidney disease
- Kidney failure
- Kidney stones
- Fluid retention and extremity swelling
What is kidney function testing?
Kidney function testing is designed to inform doctors of how well the kidneys are functioning within the body. The tests involve urine and blood screens to evaluate the glomerular filtration rate, or how quickly the kidneys remove waste from the body. A urinalysis screen will be done to test for proteins in the urine and blood, which can be indicative of certain kidney conditions. There is also a 24-hour sample process that will determine how the kidneys are processing creatinine waste. Blood tests can be done to check for creatinine and waste product buildup in the bloodstream, which can also indicate kidney problems.
When is kidney function testing an emergency?
While most patients can wait to visit a doctor, there are some instances where these issues can present very quickly and severely. As it is related to high blood pressure, kidney testing might be urgent in a cardiac-related event or blood pressure spike. It could also be urgent for those experiencing blood in the urine and intolerable pain in the abdomen or while urinating that could point to kidney stones.
Care available when you need it
At Prestige ER, we offer 24/7 services, including kidney function testing. We can provide care and treatment for a wide range of issues, including blood and urine screens with results onsite at the time of your visit in many cases. We can also connect you with referrals and other local, accessible providers that can assist with the diagnosis and treatment of various kidney function disorders.
Our commitment to kidney care
We have a team of experienced doctors to provide an accurate diagnosis and treatment solution for your kidney issues. We will look at all aspects of kidneys in our examination and testing, including how the function may be affecting production of red blood cells, vitamin D, and the hormones responsible for regulating blood pressure. We work with all necessary departments to develop an effective diagnosis and treatment plan for every condition, no matter how big or small. Our emergency room is your go-to source for convenient, comfortable emergency care.