Your lab results play an important role in your nephrology appointment! Completing your lab tests before your appointment with your kidney doctor can empower you to take control of your kidney health. Having your lab results ready provides valuable insights into your own health. It also allows you to understand your kidney function and actively manage your condition. This knowledge enables you to engage in informative discussions with your nephrologist and actively contribute to decisions regarding your treatment plan. By completing your labs in advance, you’ll be better prepared for your appointment – leading to more efficient discussions, focused conversations, and the potential for necessary adjustments such as fine-tuning your treatment plan or medication dosage. Make the most of your time with your nephrologist and ensure a smooth visit by prioritizing your lab test.
Watch this short video featuring Balboa Provider, Dr. Talar Kharadjian. You’ll learn the various types of routine lab tests typically ordered by your kidney doctor, as well as what GFR and creatinine mean, and the importance of controlling your phosphorus levels and blood pressure.