Liver & Kidney Function Test
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Liver & Kidney Function Test

49,00 (includes shipping)

This test measures several key indicators to determine liver and kidney function. Both liver and kidney damage does not always cause detectable symptoms until it is in an advanced stage and irreversible damage has occurred, this test allows you to monitor liver and kidney function routinely without visiting a doctor’s office. 

Test for: ALT, AST, GammaGT, Bilirubin, Albumin, Creatinine, eGFR and Alkaline Phosphatase

Test Method: Finger-prick and urine test

About the Test

What is a liver & kidney function test?

Your liver is an organ with many important functions. Some of its functions are that it removes wastes and toxins from your blood, produces bile which aids in food digestion, produces cholesterol and other fat-carrying proteins for the rest of the body, processes hemoglobin, regulates blood clotting, and converts excess glucose to glycogen for storage.

Your kidneys are vital organs that perform different functions to keep the blood clean and chemically balanced. The main function of the kidneys is to clean wastes and excess fluid from the blood. Most people have two kidneys, although it is possible to live a healthy life with just one.

This test measures the levels of liver products alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), gamma-glutamyltransferase (GammaGT), alkaline phosphatase (ALP) albumin, bilirubin and creatinine in your blood and urine. The results of this test can indicate how well your liver and kidneys are functioning, as well as signs of damage or disease. The test involves a finger prick and urine sample that you can easily take from home. Your sample will then be examined by a certified laboratory and you will receive the results within a matter of days. It couldn’t be easier!

Homed-IQ also offers a test exclusively for liver function. Learn more here.

Summary of Biomarkers

What are liver enzymes?

Liver enzymes are proteins that speed up chemical reactions in the body. Damage or poor functioning of the liver can cause elevated liver enzymes in the bloodstream. Common liver enzymes are ALT, AST, ALP, and GammaGT.

ALT, ALP, AST, & GammaGT

Alanine aminotransferase (ALT), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) are enzymes found primarily in the liver. Generally, ALT, ALP, and AST levels in the blood are low. However, damage to the liver can cause these enzymes to leak from the liver into the bloodstream, elevating blood liver enzyme levels. The same is true for GammaGT. High levels of GammaGT in the blood can be a sign of liver or bile duct damage.

Albumin

Albumin is a protein created by the liver. Albumin carries substances such as hormones, enzymes, and vitamins throughout the body. Low levels of albumin can indicate a problem with the liver or kidneys.

Bilirubin

Bilirubin is an orange-yellow substance that is created during the normal breakdown of red blood cells. Bilirubin passes through the liver before being excreted from the body. Elevated levels of bilirubin can indicate liver or bile duct problems. Too much bilirubin in the bloodstream can cause jaundice, which causes the eyes and skin to turn yellow. 

Creatinine & eGFR

Creatinine is a waste product arising from the normal breakdown of muscle tissue. Elevated creatinine levels indicate impaired kidney function or kidney disease. If the kidneys are impaired, blood creatinine levels increase due to poor clearance of creatinine by the kidneys.

Symptoms

Symptoms of liver damage

Elevated liver enzymes may not produce any symptoms. However, if liver damage or disorder is the cause, symptoms may include:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Dark Urine
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Itching
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Diarrhea 

Symptoms of kidney damage

Early stage kidney disease often does not cause any symptoms until the kidneys are severely impaired. Symptoms may include:

  • Urinating more often
  • Blood in urine
  • Fatigue and trouble concentrating
  • Dry and itchy skin
  • Swelling of the feets and ankles
  • Loss of appetite
  • Trouble sleeping

Results

How soon will I receive my test results?

Once you have collected your sample and then mailed it to our laboratory, it generally takes a few working days before you receive the test result. As soon as your test sample arrives at the laboratory you will receive a notification by email. Once your test result is ready, you will receive a text message and an email from us with a link to your test result. We will therefore keep you well informed throughout the entire testing process!

What does the result of this test mean?

This test measures the liver enzymes ALT, AST, GammaGT, ALP, bilirubin, albumin, and creatinine levels in your blood and urine. Based on the test result, it can be determined whether there are abnormal levels of certain liver enzymes and whether follow-up care is needed with your physician.


Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, this Kidney and Liver Function test is designed to be taken from home. You will receive an easy-to-use at-home collection kit that includes everything you need for collecting a urine and blood sample and sending it to one of our ISO 15189 certified laboratories.

This home test has a sensitivity and specificity of nearly 100% and is the same quality of test that is used at doctor’s offices.

Pain related to your kidneys can feel like pain in the lower back, below the rib cage, or even on the sides. Other symptoms to be aware of are: change in the taste of food, loss of appetite, difficulties thinking clearly, dizziness, headache, metallic taste in mouth, fatigue, and itchiness or rash.

Potential symptoms of liver issues  include skin or eyes that appear yellow, abdominal pain/swelling, dark urine color, nausea, loss of appetite, and blood in the stool.

Elevated liver enzymes can occur for many different reasons, and do not always indicate a chronic, serious liver problem. Common causes of elevated liver enzymes include:

  • Use of over the counter pain medications
  • Other prescription medications
  • Hepatitis
  • Alcohol or drug use disorder
  • Cirrhosis
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Celiac disease
  • Liver cancer
  • Mononucleosis
  • Epstein-Barr Virus
  • Type I or II diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Glomerulonephritis, an inflammation of the kidney’s glomeruli
  • Interstitial nephritis
  • Repeated kidney infection
  • Obstruction of the urinary tract
  • Inherited kidney diseases

Liver disease:

  • Autoimmune liver diseases
  • Heavy alcohol consumption
  • Type II diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Family history of liver disease
  • Risk factors for hepatitis (exposure to other people’s blood/bodily fluids, unprotected sex)

Kidney disease:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Family history of kidney disease
  • Old age
  • Frequent use of medications that damage the kidneys
  • Heart disease
  • You suffer from diabetes
  • You have used or are using performance enhancing drugs
  • You are taking anti-inflammatory medication
  • You suffer from high blood pressure
  • You have persistent urinary tract diseases
  • You have a kidney disease or a family history of one
  • You have kidney stones or a family history of them

How It Works

One

Order Your Test​

Once you have placed your order, your test kit will be delivered within days and in discreet packaging.

Two

Activate & Collect Sample

After online activation of your test kit, you can collect your sample within a few minutes and mail it back to us in the pre-paid envelope.

Three

View Results​

A certified laboratory will review your sample and your test results will be available within a matter of days.

Reviews

Andrea K.
Andrea K.
Easy
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Oliver W.
Oliver W.
Good Experience
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Overall experience was excellent. But the processing time was a bit long, maybe it was because I only ordered late Friday evening. The rest of the process went well.
Wendy M.
Wendy M.
Results within 48 hours
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This was my first time ordering a 'health test' online. The test was delivered within 24 hours of placing my order. It was easy to activate and ship with the shipping envelope in the box. Results were ready within 48 hours!
Mark B.
Mark B.
Easy and fast
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The test was quick and easy to do. The online support was very helpful throughout the process! Based on my first experience, I can absolutely recommend Homed-IQ!
Sandra J.
Sandra J.
As advertised
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Stefan de V.
Stefan de V.
Fortunately, I don't have to leave the house!
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The test was delivered within a day and I thought it was all easy to do, activating the test could perhaps be a little easier. At least I didn't have to go to the doctor or take a day off from work to get my blood checked or come back to a doctor's office for the results! It's quick and easy.
Remco H.
Remco H.
Test taken within 5 minutes
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Shipping is very fast and the purchase process is well described in the supplied manual. It took me a maximum of five minutes to do. I knew it would be difficult for me to get to the doctor, especially because of COVID-19, so this was a lifesaver. It took 4 days to receive my results.
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