Kidney Panel – Cue Health (Staging)
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Kidney Panel

Measure important kidney function markers with your at-home kidney health panel. Order your test, send in your sample, and you'll be able to review your results securely in the Cue Health App within a few days. Based on your results, your healthcare provider might also recommend other screening tests or procedures.

This test measures 2 important kidney health markers:
Creatinine, Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN)

  • Fast delivery and pre-paid return shipping
  • HSA/FSA eligible
  • Results sent to the Cue Health App
  • Includes a blood sample kit
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How it works

Your at-home kidney panel measures markers of your kidney function to help you understand your kidney health and work with your healthcare provider to detect potential disorders. Collect your sample privately at your convenience and review your test results in the Cue Health App. If you have questions or need help interpreting your results, you can use your App to access on-demand telehealth visits with board-certified clinicians.


Purchase and register your test kit

Purchase your test kit from the Cue Health website or in the Cue Health App. Once you receive your kit, don't forget to register it.


Collect and mail in your sample

Follow the step-by-step instructions in your test kit and in the Cue Health App to collect your sample. Ship your sample to the lab using your test kit's pre-paid return packaging.


View your results

We'll let you know when your results are ready. Just log in to your Cue Health App to review them securely at your convenience.


Talk to a clinician

If you have questions or want to discuss your results, request an on-demand telehealth session in the Cue Health App.

About the test

What this test measures

As blood moves through your body, it picks up natural waste. When it gets to your kidneys, these toxins are filtered and expelled as urine. Your kidneys also secrete a number of essential hormones, and play in important role in water retention.

This test measures 2 important markers of your kidney function to help you understand your kidney health and work with your healthcare provider to detect potential disorders.

  • Creatinine: A waste product produced by your muscles. Elevated levels may suggest kidney-related problems.
  • Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN): A waste product in your blood. Elevated levels may suggest kidney-related problems.

Who should take this test

Conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure can impact how well your kidneys function. Additionally, 1 in 7 Americans live with chronic kidney disease.¹ A kidney panel may be appropriate for you if you have:

  • Family history of kidney problems
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease

Kidney disease or damage doesn't always cause noticeable signs and symptoms. Some symptoms of kidney disease can include:

  • Frequent or less frequent need to urinate
  • Itching
  • Fatigue
  • Swelling
  • Muscle cramps
  • Trouble sleeping

Due to state restrictions, this test is not available to residents of New York.

What's included in the sample kit

This blood sample collection kit includes:

  • Alcohol wipe
  • Sterile lancet x 2
  • Blood collection card
  • Gauze pad
  • Bandage
  • Blood sample return bag
  • Return shipping box
  • Return shipping envelope bag
  • Pre-paid return shipping label

How to collect samples

Get started by downloading the Cue Health App. Please ensure you’ve installed the latest version (1.16 or newer). Follow step-by-step instructions within your app and sample collection kit to collect and mail in your sample.

Your Health and Privacy Are Our Priority

We bring quality and safety to the forefront of everything we do with top-tier laboratories and board-certified healthcare providers that ensure the highest standards of medical accuracy and data privacy.

HIPAA Compliant

HIPAA Compliant

Patient health information is protected under the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Our partners are HIPAA compliant and follow established regulations and standards to keep your personal information private and safe.

CLIA Certified Labs

CLIA Certified Labs

Cue's partner labs are certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA). This means they meet rigorous federal and state regulations to perform quality laboratory testing and deliver accurate, reliable, and timely test results.

Board Certified Clinicians

Board-Certified Clinicians

Our clinicians are healthcare providers qualified by the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) to provide medical advice, care, and treatment.

What to know about kidney health

Your kidney health
Your kidneys are each about the size of a fist and sit near your spine below your ribcage. The insides of your kidneys are filled with hundreds of thousands of tiny filters called nephrons. As your blood moves through these nephrons, it is filtered to create waste. Nephrons combine this waste with water and other chemicals to create urine, which carries toxins out of your body. If your kidneys are damaged or sick, it may impact their ability to function properly, which can cause toxins to build up in your body.

Test yourself conveniently and talk to a healthcare provider
Regularly monitoring your kidney health and function can be a good way to stay proactive about your health. Get your test to collect your sample at home and review results right from your Cue Health App. Plus, it's easier than ever to discuss your results with on-demand telehealth visits through your App.

Reducing your risk
When it comes to your kidney health, a little prevention can go a long way. Good communication with your healthcare provider can help you better understand how your lifestyle impacts your kidneys.

Frequently asked questions

How accurate are the results?

The laboratories we partner with to process Cue tests are CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited, which means they meet the highest standards for pathology and laboratory medicine. Additionally, each of our test kits are assembled in FDA-registered manufacturing facilities.

How long does the testing process take?

In most cases, your results will be available 3 to 5 business days after the lab receives your sample. You’ll be notified once you can securely review your results in the Cue Health App. If your results are delayed, our customer service team will reach out to you.

Holidays may cause shipping and laboratory delays. These holidays include:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Will my insurance cover the cost of the test?

Cue test kits are not currently covered by insurance, but we are actively working with health insurance companies to get coverage for Cue Health solutions. (Please note, Cue COVID-19 tests are covered by insurance. Check with your provider for details.) However, many Cue test kits are FSA/HSA eligible, which means that your health benefits may cover them. We recommend connecting with your insurance provider directly to inquire about their policies and your plan. We work hard to keep our pricing accessible, and in most cases, the price of a Cue test is comparable to the out-of-pocket costs for testing in a clinical setting.

I ordered my kit. What should I do next?

Get started by downloading the Cue Health App. Please ensure you’ve installed the latest version (1.16 or newer). Follow step-by-step instructions within your app and sample collection kit to collect and mail in your sample. If you have trouble registering your test kit, please reach customer support from the Cue Health App. You may also contact or 1 (833)-CUE-TEST.

How will I receive my results?

After the lab has completed your test, you will be able to see your results in the home screen of the Cue Health App. You’ll be notified when your results are ready via email or text message, depending on the preferences you set in the App. Your health data is sent confidentially, and complies with HIPAA regulations for patient privacy. To learn more, read our privacy policy.

Health test results can vary from person to person. We recommend speaking with a healthcare provider if you want to better understand your test, or if you have unexpected or abnormal results. You may also receive additional information from our team via email within 24 hours. If your results are invalid and you want to request a replacement test, please contact customer support at 1 (833) 283-8378 or email

Will my package be shipped discreetly?

Your package will be delivered discreetly by Amazon, our delivery fulfillment partner. Your order will arrive in an Amazon box with no test names or Cue Health-branded images. In most cases, Cue Health will not appear on your package; however, it may be printed on your shipping label on rare occasions.

Are at-home test kits available in every state?

Due to state restrictions, Cue mail-in lab tests are not available to residents of New York. Additionally, the Colon Cancer Screening, the Women’s Sexual Health Panel, and the Men’s Sexual Health Panel is not available to residents of New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island. These restrictions do not apply to Cue’s COVID-19 test.

What support will I get with my results?

What health test results mean can vary from person to person. If you have questions or want to discuss your results, we recommend speaking with a healthcare provider. You can go to the Care tab in your App to consult a provider and access 24/7 virtual care. You might also want to talk with your healthcare provider if you are concerned about your results. If you test positive for certain conditions with a Cue test, you can request a video chat with a clinician through Cue Care™ at no extra cost. If you receive a prescription, you’ll just have to cover the cost of your medicine. Please check the Cue Health App or our Cue Care FAQs for more information on which conditions may be eligible for Cue Care medication delivery.

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The price of your test includes the costs for an independent physician or nurse practitioner to review your information, determine whether testing is appropriate, and provide follow-up on your results, plus fees for other administrative and operational support. Of the $87.20 to $109.00, $10.00 is payable to Wheel Provider Group for its test review and clinician consultation services.

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