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How is kidney disease diagnosed?

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Just like with high blood pressure, you may not realize that you have kidney disease. Some lab tests can show if your kidneys are doing their job of getting rid of waste right. These tests include serum creatinine and blood urea nitrogen (BUN); elevated levels of either can indicate kidney damage. Proteinuria, or too much protein in your pee, is also a sign of kidney disease.

SOURCE: National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse, National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on June 23, 2017

SOURCE: National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse, National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on June 23, 2017

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