Which screening test may be used to exclude chronic kidney disease (CKD) in adults who do not have risk factors for CKD?

Updated: Oct 26, 2020
  • Author: Pradeep Arora, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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In adult patients who are not at elevated risk for CKD, screening with total protein can be done with a standard urine dipstick, according to guidelines from the National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI). If the dipstick test is positive (1+ or greater), patients should undergo testing for confirmation of proteinuria. [45]


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