Laboratory tests

One of the nuclear medicine tests is carried out in vitro. That means the radiactive tracer is given to the patient by an intra-venous injection and then its passage through the body is measured by a series of blood samples over the following hours.

GFR (glomerular filtration rate)

This test looks at the overall function of the kidneys, it is particularly useful to track changes in renal function over a period of years or during long term drug therapy. It is an easy test that can be carried out on children and adults.