Kidney Function Test
Home Test - €89
As a laya healthcare member you may be entitled to claim some or all of the cost of your home test kits (subject to your outpatient excess). Simply log onto your dedicated Member Area on layahealthcare.ie and check under everyday medical expenses.
Why do this home kit?
Kidney function tests are important indicators of general health. By understanding the health of this body function, you can get an early indicator of your health and any abnormalities that may be present. This will also allow you to take early action.
The kidneys act as a complex filtration system to eliminate toxic substances from the blood. Measurement of these various substances in the blood gives an indicator of kidney function. Therefore, if these are elevated, further investigations may be advised.
Factors that increase your chance for kidney disease:
- Cigarette smoking
- Being overweight or obese
- Unhealthy diet (Excessive alcohol/ calorie consumption)
- Being physically inactive or not getting enough exercise
- High blood pressure
- Family history of disease
How are the tests done?
A single finger prick blood test is taken by you at home using the kit provided. Once you have posted the sample to the Lab, the blood is assayed for cholesterol level and liver function profile. These results will be given to you via careoncall.ie by an Irish-registered GP.
How will I get the results?
The results will be delivered to your confidential medical file on the careoncall.ie website. They will be assessed by one of our Irish-registered doctors, and if further action is required, you will be advised as to what the next steps are.
What if my results indicate a health issue?
The doctor takes into consideration the questionnaire you filled out with your medical history, as well as your test results, before advising you on further action.