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Diabetes Comorbidity Blood and Urine Test

Screen for Diabetes related Heart & Kidney Disease


Test Code: 023400
Specimen Types: Blood,Urine

Description:

Diabetes Comorbidity Blood and Urine Test

The Diabetes Comorbidity Panel includes several measurements related to health complications that often accompany diabetes.  There is a strong connection between diabetes, heart disease, and kidney disease.  Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in people with type 2 diabetes.  About 20-40% of diabetics suffer from kidney disease.  In many cases, these conditions may not show obvious symptoms at first.  Simple blood and urine tests can show risk factors that someone's health is at risk.  Identifying these conditions early can help a person work with their doctor to determine the appropriate treatment before they develop serious health complications. 

The Diabetes Comorbidity Panel includes:

  • Creatinine, Blood: Creatinine is a waste product produced by the muscles that is normally filtered out by the kidneys.
  • Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR), Blood: EGFR measures kidney function based on how well they are removing waste products from the blood.
  • Albumin, Urine: Albumin (protein) in the urine is a sign that the kidneys are not functioning normally.
  • Creatinine, Urine: Measuring urine creatinine levels can help determine how efficiently the kidneys are removing waste products from the blood.
  • Albumin/Creatinine Ratio: Elevated albumin/creatinine ratio is an indicator of kidney disease.
  • Lipid Panel (Total Cholesterol, LDL, HDL, Triglycerides): Diabetes often causes the lowering of good cholesterol (HDL) and raising of bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides.  This can increase a person's risk of heart disease and events like a heart attack or stroke.  

Blood and urine testing for kidney damage and heart disease are often ordered when someone is diagnosed with diabetes even if they are not experiencing any symptoms.  This testing panel may be ordered along with testing for diabetes such as a Diabetes Panel or Glucose Tolerance Test

Turnaround for this panel is typically 1-2 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Requirements:

The donor should be on a stable diet, ideally for two to three weeks prior to the collection of blood.

Fasting is not necessary for this profile, however, fasting for 12 to 14 hours prior to collection of the specimen is recommended. 

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Diabetes Comorbidity Blood and Urine Test

This test is not available at Lab QD

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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