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, waist circumference, and blood pressure
- Blood and urine tests for signs of diabetes and kidney disease including:
- Blood glucose (blood sugar)
- Hemoglobin (test for anemia)
- Urine dipstick test for microalbumin (protein in urine)
- Urine dipstick test for hematuria (red blood cells in urine)
- Urine dipstick test for pyuria (white blood cells in urine)
- Serum creatinine (blood filtering)
- Glomerular filtration rate (kidney function)
- Lipid panel
- Calcium test
- Phosphorus test
- PTH test
Follow-up? The National Kidney Foundation will contact you with results, send your results to your doctor (only with your permission), refer you to a doctor or public health facility if needed, and provide you with additional information, education and support.
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).