How is kidney failure diagnosed?
Doctors use a variety of tests to measure kidney function and diagnose kidney failure. If your doctors suspect you may be at risk for kidney failure, they may recommend:
- Blood tests, which can show how well the kidneys are removing waste from the blood.
- Advanced imaging, which can show kidney abnormalities or obstructions (blockages).
- Urine tests, which measure the amount of urine or specific substances in the urine, such as protein or blood.