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Kidney function tests

Kidney function tests

Overview

Blood or urine is commonly collected to test for how the kidneys are functioning. Some kidney function tests include: creatine, creatinine-urine, creatine clearance, and BUN test.

Review Date 10/15/2018

Updated by: Walead Latif, MD, nephrologist and Clinical Associate Professor, Rutgers Medical School, Newark, NJ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.