Kidney Function Test (KFT/RFT Test) is a profile of biochemistry blood tests that are useful to assess the renal function. KFT test is also commonly known as Renal Function Test, RFT Test, Kidney Profile or Kidney Panel.
Why you need to do Kidney function test?
Kidney function test is significant for the people with diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease. The doctor may recommend kidney function test if they suspect that kidneys are not functioning properly. The tests are also recommended to monitor the treatment of the person who already has any kidney disease. When doctor is concerned about the potassium or other mineral levels in the blood, he may order kidney function test. Certain medications can have an impact on kidney and hence doctor may recommend kidney function test to them.
What parameters measured in Kidney Function Test, RFT (Renal Function Test)?
Kidney function test measures the level of various substances including electrolytes, proteins, minerals and glucose (sugar) present in the blood to evaluate the current status of the kidney.