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Learn More About AKF Health Screenings

Kidney health screenings from the American Kidney Fund are free of charge and open to anyone 18 and older.

Fasting requirements

If you are planning to participate in one of our screenings that includes a blood draw or glucose test, you should not eat or drink anything but water for at least 8 hours before the screening.  This will give you more accurate test results.  While you are fasting, you should continue to drink plenty of water and take any medicines as instructed by your doctor.

*If you are diabetic or pregnant, do not fast.  Continue eating your normal diet.

What happens at the screening

One or more tests could be offered at your free screening*:

  • Blood pressure check
  • Glucose – finger stick
  • eGFR (kidney function) – finger stick
  • eGFR (kidney function) – blood draw

*some tests may vary depending on screening location. See our screening schedule in your city for specific tests being offered at each screening.

When will I know my results?

You will find out your blood pressure right away. Other tests that provide instant results are the instant eGFR and finger-stick glucose (these tests may not be offered in all locations).

If you participate in a blood draw, you will receive your results in the mail 2–3 weeks after the screening. You will also receive from the American Kidney Fund a summary report of your kidney screening results, along with more information about kidney health.

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