Kidney & Urinary Tract Testing: Know Your Risks

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The best preventative medicine is to know your numbers

Up to 26 million Americans suffer from kidney disease. But you can take control of the health of your urinary tract with blood and urine tests. Early detection can help prevent everything from kidney stones and urinary tract infections to renal failure or even cancer. Get on the right track for your urinary tract. Schedule your lab tests today.

What do kidney & urinary tract lab tests look for?

  • Assesses the overall function and health of the kidneys, bladder and urinary tract—find out if you have any indicators for chronic problems, bladder dysfunction, kidney stones or urinary tract infections
  • Measures renal function and creatinine, albumin & urea levels—as well as hormones and cystatin-C levels
  • Monitors your body’s chemistry, including levels of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that affect the renal system


How Life Extension lab testing works


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Lab Testing for Kidney & Urinary Tract Health

Many people who have kidney disease receive their diagnosis after they’ve already lost 60 percent of their function. Lab testing is the best way to get a realistic picture of your kidney and urinary system health.

Routine urine test

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Urinalysis is a routine urine lab test. Doctors use urinalysis to diagnose diabetes, kidney disease and urinary tract infections.

Determine your risk of kidney disease, dysfunction, & more

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Cystatin-C is a blood marker of kidney function. This blood test may help predict the development of chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular disease.

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The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends that routine urinalysis be performed annually on adults with diabetes, in order to catch kidney disease at an earlier stage. This test measures albumin and creatinine in the urine to determine if the ratio is healthy.

Protein and creatinine urine test can evaluate kidney conditions

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The protein and creatinine urine test is used to monitor individuals with chronic kidney disease or those who infrequently have protein in their urine in the absence of kidney disease.

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Life Extension Lab Testing

It's never been more important to unlock the truth about your health—whether that's a comprehensive view of your vitamin D levels, CBC, and hormone balance--or taking a deep dive and looking for signs of cancer, Alzheimer's, and other diseases.

Lab testing is a breeze!

  1. Order online or call 1-800-544-4440.
  2. Follow instructions for easy at home tests, or take your form for bloodwork to a local lab.
  3. Go over your results for FREE with our Wellness Specialists. You can then review with your doctor.

Let's get started—the key to lasting health is in your hands!