Kidney Function Blood Test For Men

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A quick and easy finger prick blood test to give you insight into how your kidneys are functioning and measure the male hormone levels. Our kidneys play a number of key roles in ensuring we are healthy, while male sex hormones play a key role in regulating sex drive, energy and mood.

  • One of the key functions of the kidneys is to filter blood and remove waste and excess fluid through urine production.
  • Kidney disease rarely shows any signs or symptoms until your kidneys are very badly damaged, therefore, getting a test is recommended.
  • This test also includes a heart check, diabetes, and male sex hormone check. If your biomarkers are mild to high kidney disease you are at risk to other chronic health conditions such as cardiovascular disease.
  • Results within 2-5 days once sample kit has arrived at the lab
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Learn about the Biomarkers in this test

Biomarker profiles

  • Kidney Function
  • Heart Health
  • Diabetes
  • Male Hormones
Creatinine
Creatinine is a chemical waste molecule that is generated from normal muscle break down. Sportspeople can therefore have higher levels than the average person. Creatinine is cleared from the kidneys and so is also an accurate marker of kidney function, and may help in diagnosing kidney disease.
Urea
Urea is a waste product produced by the body when it breaks down proteins in the liver. Once the urea is made, it is transported to the kidneys, which filter it out of the blood and remove it from the body in the form of urine. Measuring the levels of urea in the blood can therefore reflect how well both the liver and the kidneys, are functioning. It is important to note that even if one kidney is severely damaged but the other is functioning perfectly, results may still return as normal.
eGFR
The estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) assesses how well the kidneys are working by estimating the amount of blood filtered through the kidneys. The glomeruli are tiny filters in the kidneys responsible for removing waste products. If these filters do not do their job properly, kidney function can be impaired. The eGFR calculation is an estimate of actual glomerular filtration rate, calculated using your age, gender, ethnicity, and serum creatinine levels.
Sodium
Sodium is both an electrolyte and a mineral. It helps to regulate the water and electrolyte balance of the body, and is therefore an important factor in blood pressure and pH. It also plays an important role in the function of nerves and muscles. Sodium levels in the blood are regulated by the kidneys.
Total Triglycerides
Triglycerides are a type of fat which are the most common type of fat to circulate in the blood. When you consume fats or excess calories your liver produces triglycerides which are stored in fat cells or used for energy. High levels of triglycerides increases the risk for heart disease.
HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein)
High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) also known as the “good cholesterol” can help lower your risk to heart disease. HDL removes cholesterol put of the bloodstream by transporting it to the liver. Once it arrives in the liver it is broken down and excreted in the form of bile which is a digested fluid. Cholesterol is highly influenced by the foods that we eat and the amount of physical activity that we do.
C-Reaction Protein (CRP)
C-Reactive Protein (CRP) is a protein that is made in the liver and released into the bloodstream in response to inflammation. Therefore, the level of CRP will rise when there is inflammation in the body. Inflammation can occur due to a number of reasons and conditions such as infection, injury, highly active people, and diseases such as heart disease, cancer and rheumatoid arthritis.
Cholesterol
Cholesterol is a type of fat in the body which is made in the liver and found in some foods. Cholesterol plays a number of key functions such as building cell membranes which found in all cells and separates the internal environment from the cell from the outside environment. Cholesterol is also needed to make steroid hormones such as oestrogen, progesterone and Vitamin D. Measuring total cholesterol levels helps to determine your risk of heart disease, stroke and other metabolic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes.
Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL)
LDL cholesterol (low density lipoprotein) known as the “bad cholesterol” this the most dominating form of cholesterol found in your body. Having high levels of LDL cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke and other metabolic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes. When too much LDL cholesterol circulates around in your bloodstream it can stick to the blood vessel walls leading to arteriosclerosis which is a thickening or hardening of the arteries.
Non-High Density Lipoprotein (HDL)
Non-HDL cholesterol includes all the cholesterol molecules which are not HDL (or ‘good’ cholesterol). This is all the cholesterol that can be harmful and increase your risk to heart disease, stroke and Type 2 diabetes.
CHO:HDL Ratio
The cholesterol/HDL ratio is calculated by dividing your total cholesterol value by your HDL cholesterol level (“good cholesterol”). This measurement tool helps to understand your risk to cardiovascular disease.
HbA1c
Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), also known as glycated haemoglobin, is a longer term measure of glucose levels in your blood than a simple blood glucose test. Glucose attaches itself to the haemoglobin in your red blood cells, and as your cells live for around 12-16 weeks, it gives us a good indication of the average level of sugar in your blood over a 3 month period.
Luteinizing Hormone
Luteinizing Hormone (LH) is produced in your pituitary gland, a small gland located underneath the brain. This hormone for both males and females is important for sexual development and fertility.
Oestradiol
A steroid hormones made from cholesterol is produced in the ovaries of women and in smaller quantities in testes of males.
Testosterone
Testosterone is the primary sex hormone and anabolic steroid in males. For males, testosterone plays key roles in the development of male reproductive system as well as increasing muscle and bone mass, and the growth of body hair. In females, testosterone is important in growth and repair of women’s reproductive tissues and is also converted into estrogen
Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) is a hormone made by the pituitary gland is associated with reproduction. This hormone is essential for the reproduction of eggs in women and production of sperm in men. For women FSH peaks during ovulation and levels increase as menopause approaches.
Prolactin
Prolactin is a hormone made by the pituitary gland, a small gland located underneath the brain. This hormone causes breasts to grow and stimulates the breast glands to produce milk in pregnancy. Both males and females have small amounts of prolactin circulating around. While this hormone is more dominating in females with regards to the reproductive role it plays, prolactin may also have beneficial neuroprotective effects on the central nervous system.
Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)
Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) is a protein produced by the liver that binds to the sex hormones in both males and females. These hormones are testosterone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and estrogen. When these hormones are attached to SHBG your body is unable to use them.
Albumin
Albumin is a protein which is made in the liver and is a good indicator of liver or kidney disease. Albumin is a transport protein for several substances including calcium, zinc, free fatty acids and bilirubin. It also has important functional roles such as the transportation of hormones and drugs. It also helps to maintain the oncotic pressure within blood plasma and so prevents fluid from leaking out into the blood vessels unnecessarily. Albumin is the most abundant protein found in the blood.
DHEA-S
DHEA-S is a male sex hormone found in both men and women. DHEA-S serves as a building block for male sex hormone testosterone and female sex hormone estrogen. This helps to measure adrenal gland function.

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