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Kidney Function Test Singapore

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Kidney disease is a silent killer, because of its ability to develop quietly without any symptoms until the later stage. Regular health screening and a healthy lifestyle is key to preventing kidney failure.

Kidney Disease in Singapore

Here are some interesting statistics in Singapore:

  1. About 6 new patients are diagnosed daily.
  2. Singapore ranks 1st in the world for diabetes-induced kidney failure.
  3. Singapore ranks 4th in the world of prevalence (existing cases) of kidney failure.
  4. Singapore ranks 7th in the world for incidence (new cases) of kidney failure.
  5. About 2 in 3 cases of kidney failure in Singapore can be attributed to diabetes.

Information adapted from NKF.

Man experiencing pain in his kidney area which may indicate kidney issues or disease.

How to Test for Kidney Function?

You may test your kidneys through either or both a blood and urine test.

Information adapted from Healthline.

Blood Test for Kidney Function

A blood test for kidney function may include:

  • Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR): This indicates how quickly your kidneys are clearing waste from your body.
  • Serum Creatinine Test: Your kidneys usually filter creatinine from the blood. A high level of creatinine suggests kidney problem.

Information adapted from Healthline.

Urine Test for Kidney Function

A urinalysis will screen for the presence of protein and blood in your urine. There may be other reasons apart from disease when protein is in your urine. Infection is one reason, but a heavy physical workout can cause that. Your doctor may opt to repeat the test after a few weeks to see if the results are similar.

Symptoms of Kidney Problems

Symptoms that may indicate a problem with your kidneys include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Blood in the urine
  • Frequent urges to urinate
  • Difficulty beginning urination
  • Painful urination
  • Swelling of the hands and feet due to a buildup of fluids in the body

Information adapted from Healthline.


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