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- How it works
What is a Kidney Function Test?
The kidneys perform a variety of functions, perhaps the most important of which is to filter the blood in order to remove waste substances. When the kidneys are not working properly, then waste products remain in the body or the wrong substances are excreted in the urine.
A Better2Know Your Body kidney function test measures a panel of electrolytes (types of salts) and the chemical urea (waste product excreted in urine) to see how well the kidneys are performing. Some symptoms of kidney dysfunction include:
- Poor appetite
- Difficulty sleeping
- Mid back pain
- Dark or foamy urine
- Swelling or puffiness around the eyes, in the face, wrists or ankles and lower legs.
Why should I consider a kidney function test?
If you have any of the symptoms above, you are concerned about your kidneys, or wish to monitor an already diagnosed kidney condition, then a Better2Know Your Body Kidney Function home test will give you a measure of how your kidneys are performing.
What is the Better2Know Your Body home testing process?
Your Kidney Function home test uses a single blood sample for fast, accurate analysis. Your Better2Know Your Body home testing package will contain three finger prick lancets, a gold-topped blood collection tube, a pathology form, a free-to-use envelope and skin wipes. We will provide you with a set of instructions for sample collection upon processing your order. Once you have taken your sample, please use the postage paid envelope to send it to Better2Know Your Body’s fully certified, UK laboratory.
When will my home testing kit arrive?
Orders placed before 4pm, Monday to Friday, will be sent out on the same day by first class mail.
How will I receive my test results?
Results will be available within one working day following the receipt of your sample at the laboratory. You can access your results as soon as they are ready via Better2Know Your Body’s secure, online patient area. Better2Know Your Body’s experienced Patient Services team will also contact you to report your results.
What should I do with my results?
If your test comes back with abnormal results, then we can help you to seek medical advice as soon as possible. Better2Know Your Body can arrange a private doctor’s consultation, so you can discuss your results in more detail and receive information on treatment options. You may take your results to your own healthcare provider or doctor, if preferred.
How can I order my home test?
To order your Kidney Function home test today, call Better2Know Your Body’s trained advisors on the number displayed at the top of the page. They will answer any additional questions you may have and process your order. Alternatively, you can confirm your purchase now by selecting the blue button above and proceeding to the checkout page.
How it works
How It Works:
Buying your home test kits online is simple:
- 1 Buy your test online.
- 2 Receive it in the post.
- 3 Provide a sample.
- 4 Free return postage to the lab.
- 5 Check your results securely online.
We provide a completely confidential and anonymous service. Please refer to our FAQs above, for more information. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, using the phone number at the top of the page.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When will you send my kit to me?
If your order is placed before 4pm on a working day, then it will be sent the same day. Otherwise it will be sent on the next working day.
Q: Why do you need my email address?
Your Patient Services Manager, Louise Wright, will email you your login details to access your results, a confirmation your kit has been dispatched and finally when all your results are ready. We do not sell on or email you any other marketing materials, that is why we do not ask you to opt in or out of anything.
Q: Do I need to use my real name?
No, but the postman does need to know where to deliver the kit to. As long as you use a name that will get the kit to you, then we do not need your real name.
Q: What if I do not want to pay by card?
Our payment reference on your card will show up as "health screen" so it will not link your purchase to Better2Know. If you do not want to pay by card then we can also accept PayPal and cash. Please call our Patient Services Team to arrange payment.
Q: What does the kit packaging look like?
It will arrive in plain white envelope with your typed name and address on it.
Q: What if I have any more questions?
You can email Louise by replying to one of the emails she has sent to you. She will do her best to answer them.