Renal Services KEEP

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Renal Services "Home"
  -- Site Services And Locations
Physicians And Staff
  -- James McAnally, MD
  -- Joseph McTernan
Hemodialysis Overview
  -- Hemodialysis Vascular Access
  -- Hemodialysis FAQ
End-Stage Renal Disease Overview
  -- End-Stage Renal FAQ
Peritoneal Dialysis Overview
  -- Peritoneal Dialysis FAQ
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Overview
  -- Chronic Kidney Disease FAQ
THRIVE Program
  -- THRIVE Program Story 1
  -- THRIVE Program Story 2
  -- THRIVE Program Story 3
KEEP Program
-- KEEP Program Events

KEEP is a free health screening program offered by the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) along with Trinitas Regional Medical Center. KEEP is for individuals at increased risk of developing kidney disease. The goals of KEEP are to raise awareness about kidney disease, especially among high-risk individuals; provide free testing for people at increased risk for kidney disease; encourage at-risk people to visit a clinician and follow the treatment plan recommended; provide educational information so that at-risk individuals can prevent or delay kidney damage; provide clinician referrals for follow-up care; and, if needed, provide ongoing information and support. We post upcoming KEEP events here.

You should attend a KEEP screening if you are 18 years 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.

One or more of these services will be provided to you at the screening:

  • Blood pressure, height, weight and waist circumference measurements;
  • Blood and urine tests for signs of diabetes and kidney disease, including:
    • Blood glucose check blood sugar;
    • Hemoglobin check blood test for anemia;
    • Albumin to creatinine ratio (protein in urine);
    • Serum creatinine (measures how well kidneys are filtering blood);
    • Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (test for kidney function);
    • Total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides;
  • Some participants will also have their calcium, phosphorus, PTH and/or Hemoglobin A1c drawn.

Test results are provided on site by a clinician. Free educational materials are also available.

After the screening, the National Kidney Foundation will contact you with your results and, with your permission, send your results to your clinician; refer you to a clinician or public health facility; and, if needed, provide additional information, education and support.

To obtain more information on KEEP, call the National Kidney Foundation at 1-800-622-9010. If a KEEP program is not scheduled in your area soon, you can be tested by a Trinitas renal specialist.



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