Free kidney screening event this Friday

Do you, your parents, or your siblings have diabetes or high blood pressure? Does anyone in your family have kidney disease? If so, you may be at risk for kidney disease, National Kidney foundation is hosting a free kidney screening event. This Friday from 10:30-3 at an LDS church located at 125 West 600 North in Logan.

Event volunteer Jenica Hillyard says kidney disease is more common than you know. “One in three American adults is at risk of kidney disease,” says Hillyard. “Three in five have had kidney disease or some sort of kidney problem.”

You have a higher risk if you have high blood pressure, diabetes or if there is a history of kidney disease in your family. People over 60 are also at risk. African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians have a higher risk for kidney disease as well.

The different tests being done are urine samples, blood samples, and blood pressure. The tests look for blood sugar, anemia, serum creatinine (blood filtering), glomerular filtration rate (kidney function), lipid panel, calcium test, phosphorus test, PTH test. urine dipstick test for protein in urine, for red blood cells and white blood cells in urine. Results will take 2-3 and will be delivered to your doctor with our permission.

Sponsors taking part in the event are MeritMedical, Zions Bank, Sam’s Club and Lees Marketplace who will be providing snacks.

Jenica Hillyard says you can contact her to schedule an appointment for this Friday. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are recommended. Her number is 435-227-5367.

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