Q: Why should I ask my doctor about the test?
A. If you are an adult patient with type 2 diabetes, you are at higher risk for also developing chronic kidney disease. Diabetes can affect how well your kidneys filter waste from your body. Most people don’t realize their kidneys are failing until it’s too late. Kidney failure requires dialysis or transplant. There is a lot you and your doctor can do to get ahead of this. It starts with a diagnosis of kidney disease. If diagnosed, KidneyIntelX, a simple blood test, can help you and your doctor understand your individual risk for kidney disease progression.