Kidney Disease

Frequently Asked Questions

8. How do doctors diagnose kidney disease?

A blood test and a urine test are used to find kidney disease. If you have diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, or a family history of kidney failure, you should also get tested regularly -- ask your health care provider how often.

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