We provide free community kidney health screenings at a variety of venues, including places of worship, dialysis centers, community centers, colleges and corporate offices. Screenings are open to anyone aged 18 and older. Click here to find a screening near you!
What happens at a screening?
One or more tests could be offered at your free screening*:
- Blood pressure check
- Glucose – 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.
Preparing for the screening
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 except water for at least eight hours before the screening. This will allow you to get more accurate test results. While you are fasting, you should continue to drink plenty of water and take all medicines as your doctor tells you to.
*If you are diabetic or pregnant, do not fast. Continue eating your normal diet.
Getting your test results
You will find out your blood pressure right away. If your screening is offering instant finger-stick glucose, you will also have those results right away. Not every location offers this test.
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.