Home Testing for ACR Urine for Diabetic Patients

As you know, as part of your diabetes annual review, urine testing is really important to look for early signs of kidney damage. We do this through a test called the albumin:creatinine ratio (ACR) test, which looks for small amounts of protein in the urine.

We know people struggle to do the test, and many would prefer to avoid the clinic and test at home wherever possible. That’s why we are offering a new, NHS funded service to allow people to do this test at home with a kit and a smartphone.

If you want to find out more, please contact the practice and ask for Shirley or you can discuss this at your next routine review. 

Published: Jul 20, 2021