National Kidney Foundation of Maryland

Partnering for PREVENTION

The Kaigan Foundation and the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland are partnering to fight the fight for kidney disease! For more information to learn about kidney disease or to support the cause visit! You can make a difference in the lives of patients with kidney disease, donate now!


1 in 3 American adults is at risk for kidney disease. What puts you at risk for kidney disease? Major risk factors include diabeteshigh blood pressure, a family history of kidney failure and being age 60 or older.

Kidney disease often has no symptoms, and it can go undetected until very advanced. But a simple urine test can tell you if you have kidney disease. Remember, it's important to get tested because early detection and treatment can slow or prevent the progression of kidney disease.

2 Simple Tests to Check for Kidney Disease

Urine Test
You could help save your kidneys with a simple urine test. Ask your doctor about Albumin Creatinine Ratio (ACR) which estimates the amount of a type of protein, albumin, which is in your urine.


Blood Test
The Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) tells how well your kidneys are working to remove wastes from your blood. It is the best way to check kidney function. Results over 90 are good, 60-89 should be monitored, and less than 60 for 3 months indicates kidney disease.