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 Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP)

The Kidney Early Evaluation Program, or KEEP, is a free kidney health screening program provided by affiliates of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) for individuals at increased risk of developing kidney disease. Our KEEP screenings are offered at locations throughout Arizona. FOR ALL KEEP INQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona at 602-840-1644. 

To see a schedule of our upcoming and past KEEP events, please CLICK HERE.

 You should attend a KEEP screening if you are 18 years of age or older and have one or more of the following:
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • A parent, brother or sister with diabetes, high blood pressure or kidney disease
Over $200 worth of free lab work is provided to each person who attends a KEEP screening, which can include:
  • Blood glucose check (blood sugar)
  • Hemoglobin check (blood test for anemia)
  • Urine dipstick test for microalbumin (protein in the urine)
  • Serum creatinine (measures how well kidneys are filtering blood)
  • Glomerular filtration rate (test for kidney function)
  • Lipid panel
  • Hemoglobin A1c (blood sugar)
  • Calcium test
  • Phosphorus test
  • PTH test
In addition, each participant is provided with:
  • Private consultation with a nephrologist (kidney doctor)
  • Consultation with a nutritionist when available
  • Comprehensive report and test results mailed to your home
  • Test results sent to a doctor of your choosing, with your permission
  • Refreshments and educational materials will be provided at the end of the screening
How to prepare for a KEEP screening:
  • Wear comfortable clothes
  • Bring your eyeglasses and hearing aids
  • Wear shoes that are easy to take off and on
  • For best results, drink plenty of water and fast for approximately 8-12 hours prior to screening
  • Bring the name and address of your primary care provider or another doctor you would like to receive copies of your test results
  • Bring a pen and any questions you might have
  • Call in advance to reserve your spot and please call to cancel if you cannot attend

 

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