Kidney Function Test(KFT) is also referred to as Renal Function Test(RFT), kidney profile or kidney panel. It is a blood test that is useful to assess the kidney test or renal test. Kidney is an essential part of our body that plays an important role in removal of waste products and maintenance of water and electrolyte balance in the body.
Collecting the blood samples, compare the urea, creatinine, calcium, nitrogen level
KFT usually requires a 24 hours' urine sample and blood test.
It is necessary that you should not eat or drink anything other than water for 8-12 hours' before the test.
The symptoms and signs of kidney diseases include fatigue, poor appetite, difficulty in sleeping, swelling or puffiness around the eyes or in the face, wrists, abdomen, thighs or ankles, bloody colored urine, decrease in the amount of urine, pain in mid-back, below the ribs, near the location of kidneys.
The KFT test is part of most of the health packages. Along with other tests which are essential for healthy body checkup. Most Gynecologists prescribe to have KFT tests during pregnancy as part of general health screening.