Screening for End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
by Michael Jubinville, MPH
The purpose of screening is to find a health problem early and treat it. Tests are given to people who do not have signs of a problem but may be at risk for 1.
People who are at high risk for ESRD should have regular testing. Early diagnosis and care can delay problems later. High risk includes those who:
Tests are done to see how well your kidneys are working. Screening includes:
Your doctor will let you know how often you should be tested.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) in adults. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dyname.... Updated January 18, 2019. Accessed July 8, 2019.
Murphree DD, Thelen SM. Chronic kidney disease in primary care. J Am Board Fam Med. 2010;23(4):542-550.
Quick reference guide on kidney disease screening. National Kidney Foundation website. Available at: https://www.kidney.org/kidneydisease/siemens_hcp_quickreference. Accessed July 8, 2019.
Last reviewed July 2019 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Adrienne Carmack, MD
EBSCO Information Services is fully accredited by URAC. URAC is an independent, nonprofit health care accrediting organization dedicated to promoting health care quality through accreditation, certification and commendation.
This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.
To send comments or feedback to our Editorial Team regarding the content please email us at email@example.com. Our Health Library Support team will respond to your email request within 2 business days.