Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP)
What? KEEP is a free health screening program offered by the National Kidney Foundation of Utah & Idaho for individuals with an increased risk of developing kidney disease.
Why? The two main causes of kidney disease are diabetes and high blood pressure (almost 75%). Because kidney disease can be 'silent' until the very late stages it is advised that those at risk be screened. With added information and testing, you will be better prepared to discuss any risk factors as well as a treatment plan with your doctor that may prolong or prevent the need for dialysis or transplantation.
Who? You should attend a KEEP screening if you are 18 years or older and have one or more of the following:
- High blood pressure
- A parent, brother or sister with diabetes, high blood pressure or kidney disease
When? Check our News and Events page for a date and location near you!
Tests? The following will be provided to you at the screening:
- Height, weight, and blood pressure
- Blood tests for signs of diabetes and kidney disease including:
- Blood glucose (blood sugar)
- Hemoglobin (test for anemia)
- Serum creatinine (blood filtering)
- Glomerular filtration rate (kidney function)
Follow-up? The National Kidney Foundation will contact you with results.
How? To obtain more information on a Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP) in your area, check the calendar of events on this website or call the office of the National Kidney Foundation of Utah & Idaho, 1-800-869-5277 (statewide) or 226-5111 (Utah County).