Blood reveals so much

Blood sample

A blood test is to check your Serum Creatinine which measures kidney function.

Serum Creatinine

Serum Creatinine is an important indicator of kidney health function. It is an easily measured byproduct of muscle metabolism, that is excreted unchanged by the kidneys.


Creatinine itself is produced via a biological system involving creatine, phosphorescent, and adenosine triphosphate.

Top 10 Reasons to get screened

Kidney disease strikes Canadians at any age and every stage of life.  Having additional risk factors does contribute to a higher risk in developing chronic kidney disease.  

  • If you smoke
  • If you have diabetes
  • If you have high blood pressure, cholesterol or heart disease
  • If you are over 60 years
  • If you are over weight
  • If you have a family history of kidney disease.
  • If you are African, Hispanic, Asian, Pacific Islander or Native Canadian
  • If you want to take an active part in your health care decisions
  • If you want to learn how your kidneys contribute to your overall health
  • If you want to learn how well your kidneys function or if you show signs of kidney impairment

2 Simple Tests will give your doctor insight in how well your kidneys are functioning.

If diagnostic imaging is required make sure both kidneys are imaged.

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Urine Sample Test

Strongly recommended that everyone have a urine test for albumin at least once a year.

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Blood Urine Nitrogen Test

A simple Blood Urine Nitrogen (BUN) Test measures the amount of urea nitrogen found in blood.

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Diagnostic Imaging

There are a variety of imaging options that can be used to determine kidney function.

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