top of page

Understanding Kidney Labs: Labs Explained for Chronic Kidney Disease Patients


Episode 90: Understanding Kidney Labs: Labs Explained for Chronic Kidney Disease Patients. Kidney Health requires regular labs (bloodwork) to help guide your kidney disease treatment strategy. Understanding Kidney Labs will give you more insight into your kidney health and allow you to be more proactive with your Nephrologist (Kidney Specialist). Renal Dietitian Jen Hernandez and Kidney Health Coach explain labs kidney patients get to help you in understanding your kidney labs. We will cover eGFR, GFR, BUN, Creatinine, and all other important kidney function labs.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is known as a “silent killer” because symptoms may not appear until the later stages of the disease.

Your physician will order relevant labs for further health assessment and will review labs with you either in-person or over the phone.

Labs can provide us with a lot of details of what is going on inside your body- whether you realize it or not.

Labs will change from result to result. It’s important to know that just one result that is out of range may not tell much. Getting retested is important to confirm problems. Track the patterns and changes to get a better feel for how your body and kidneys are doing.

If you have results out of the normal/reference ranges, your physician will likely order follow-up labs for confirmation and diagnosis.

Review your results and ask as many questions as needed for you to feel comfortable with your results.

You may or may not have all of these labs in your results – your physician will determine which labs are necessary. Dietitians help physicians in providing further explanation of nutrition-related labs and how your diet can impact your health.

Jen Hernandez's Mission 👉 To simplify the nutritional needs for individuals with kidney disease, and to decrease the prevalence of kidney disease by providing nutrition education including realistic and wholesome lifestyle changes 🥗.

Jen helps those with kidney disease find their best kidney-friendly diet 🥑 ! Jen's kidney warriors spend less time stressing over the "right" foods to eat 😓 and more time saving their kidney function and loving life 🙌 !

💚 Snag Jen's FREE 6-day Kidney Friendly Meal Plan, blog articles and more at:
👍 Join the Plant-Powered Kidneys Facebook Community:
🥬 Learn more about the Plant Powered Kidneys Signature 6-week Online Course and sign up for the waitlist here:
📺 See more of Jen's informative videos:

▶ Learn more about James Fabin Kidney Health Coach and Kidney Disease at:
🔔 Subscribe for LIVE EVENT ALERTS -
⚖️ FTC: We use income-earning auto-affiliate links:

📷 Equipment List:
🍎 Chronometer Nutrition Tracking App:
👕 Dadvice TV Amazon Store -
🎥 Dadvice TV CAMEO:
❤️ Support Dadvice TV:

IMPORTANT: This video is intended to be informational only. It is not a medical consultation, nor is it personalized medical advice. This video is not meant to replace a physician's advice, supervision, and counsel. For medical advice, please consult your physician.

#DadviceTV #renaldiet #kidneydiet #kidneydisease #kidneyhealth #kidneyfailure #kidneys #chronickidneydisease #kidneywarrior #kidney #PPK

bottom of page