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Why Are These Screenings Being Offered?

  •  Uncontrolled high blood pressure and diabetes are the leading causes of kidney disease (>20 million Americans).

  • One out of three adult Americans are at risk for chronic kidney disease, here in Hawaii, one our of two are at risk

  • Many people don't know they have kidney disease. There are sometimes no symptoms until late stages.

  • African American, Japanese, Filipino, Chinese, Hispanic, Native American, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders are at an increased risk for developing kidney disease.

If you are interested in attending available kidney screenings, please complete the form above to see latest schedules near your area.


What Happens If My Test Results Show I May Have Chronic Kidney Disease?

Your doctor will want to pinpoint your diagnosis and check your kidney function to help plan your treatment. The doctor may do the following:

  • Calculate your Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR), which is the best way to tell how much kidney function you have. You do not need to have another test to know your GFR. Your doctor can calculate it from your blood creatinine, your age, race, gender and other factors. Your GFR tells your doctor your stage of kidney disease and helps the doctor plan your treatment.

  • Perform an ultrasound or CT scan to get a picture of your kidneys and urinary tract. This tells your doctor whether your kidneys are too large or too small, whether you have a problem like a kidney stone or tumor and whether there are any problems in the structure of your kidneys and urinary tract.

  • Perform a kidney biopsy, which is done in some cases to check for a specific type of kidney disease, see how much kidney damage has occurred and help plan treatment. To do a biopsy, the doctor removes small pieces of kidney tissue and looks at them under a microscope.

Your doctor may also ask you to see a kidney specialist who will consult on your case and help manage your care.

Learn More About Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR)

GFR—glomerular filtration rate is the best test to measure your level of kidney function and determine your stage of kidney disease. Your doctor can calculate it from the results of your blood creatinine test, your age, race, gender and other factors.

The earlier kidney disease is detected, the better the chance of slowing or stopping its progression.


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