Liver and kidney tests are ways of measuring how these organs are functioning, most often carried out through blood and urine testing.
These tests can help diagnose liver disease, jaundice, liver cirrhosis, kidney disease, kidney infections and urinary tract infections.
A referral request from a consultant or GP is required before booking any blood test.
Ensuring your liver and kidneys are in good health is vital, considering that they:
These tests are carried out on blood or urine samples.
For blood testing, a syringe with a fine needle is used to remove a small amount of blood from a vein in your arm. You will only feel a tiny pinprick as this is done.
It will then be sent to one of our laboratories to be tested. Urine samples are dealt with in the same way.
For liver tests, these will give an indication of how much your liver is inflamed and possibly either damaged or less able to work properly.
The test measures:
For your kidneys, these tests measure:
These tests are carried out by us after you have supplied blood or urine samples, so you will be able to go home straight after the appointment.
Giving a blood sample is almost painless and you will only feel a brief, small pinprick from the needle in your arm.
You will be able to return to your job immediately after the test.
Your Consultant or GP is likely to want to see you after your tests results become available.
If you have been referred for the test by a Consultant at Sussex Premier Health, a follow up appointment will be made for you.
If your GP has referred you, you will need to contact your GP surgery to arrange an appointment to discuss your results.