Almost one in every ten adults has chronic kidney disease. As patients do not experience any symptoms at the onset of the disease, many do not even know that their kidney function is impaired. If chronic kidney disease is diagnosed early, kidney damage can be slowed down or stopped from progressing.
Kidney function may be hindered by cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, chronic infectious diseases as well as long-term use of painkillers. There is a vast number of factors that may come into play but some of them are self-inflicted. Kidney diseases are much more prevalent in smokers and overweight people, so poor lifestyle choices can be the cause of kidney diseases.
Creatinine, urea, uric acid, and cystatin C are some of the main parameters of kidney function. Higher concentrations of these parameters in the blood may be related to impaired kidney function. Increased levels of potassium, sodium, and phosphorus in the blood may also indicate a kidney disease.
Creatinine and cystatin C concentration is an important element in the evaluation of glomerular filtration rate. This measure is calculated based on the patient’s age, weight, and creatinine or cystatin C concentration. It is the most accurate measure of kidney function. It indicates the amount of blood that the kidneys filtrate per unit of time. Based on the glomerular filtration rate, kidney function is evaluated.
Automated urinalysis, also called the general urine test, is one of the most frequently performed lab tests. We recommend undergoing automated urinalysis at least once a year. This test not only helps evaluate kidney function but also plays an important role in detecting kidney and urinary tract infections, as well as liver function disorders.
We recommend undergoing kidney exams if you:
- have kidney disorders or there have been cases of kidney disorders in your family;
- have coronary heart disease;
- have diabetes;
- have high blood pressure;
- have cardiovascular diseases;
- have noticed swelling or puffiness under the eyes in the morning;
- have noticed a change in the colour of your urine;
- experience urination problems;
- have been taking medication that negatively affects the kidneys (especially painkillers) for a long time;
- are overweight;
- drink or smoke a lot.
Kidney disorders often begin without displaying obvious symptoms; therefore, we recommend having prophylactic exams regularly and watching your overall health.
You do not have to schedule an appointment in advance, you can simply check in at reception and request the tests.
Kidney exam price
Regular price Regular For clients who are not covered by compulsory health insurance
Automated urine test (relative density, pH, leukocytes, nitrite, protein, glucose, ketone bodies, urobilinogen, bilirubin, red blood cells)
Creatinine (CREA) in urea*
Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR)
Microalbumin in urine
Uric acid (UA)
Tests are usually prescribed by a family practitioner, internist, or nephrologist but if you feel you need a test, you can schedule it yourself without a referral.
What factors affect the price?
The prices indicated below apply to citizens of the Republic of Lithuania and the European Union.
If you are coming from another country please check the price by telephoning or sending an email.
When are the examinations are carried out:
2 hours for the most common (routine) blood tests and urinalysis.
The reports of computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) imaging and other
instrumental examinations are usually ready immediately, i.e within 2-3 hours after the examination.
Why it is worth
To be examined at our Centre?
- We perform high quality tests, which has been confirmed by the ISO 15189 certification of our laboratory.
- The results of the tests performed in our laboratory are explained by our staff, a service that is provided by only a few laboratories in the country.
- We can do additional kidney disease tests, if needed, from the same blood sample taken up to 7 days previously. This is especially relevant for children or patients living in other towns!
- There is no risk of damage or mix-up of test samples during transportation, which statistically is one of the leading causes for ruined blood samples in labs.
Good to know
What are the typical symptoms of kidney disorders?
- sleep disorders
- lack of appetite
- increased blood pressure
- swelling under the eyes
- leg and face swelling
- difficulty concentrating
- frequent and painful urination
- change in urine colour (dark, cloudy).
If you have one or some of these symptoms for more than a few days with no obvious reason, we recommend making an appointment and having the tests.
How will I get my test results?
- The report with the test results is usually prepared in 1 day.
It can be picked up at the reception or we can send it via email at your request.
- Unsure how to interpret the results? Call the lab, phone: (8 5) 247 64 17.