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Blood tests may be taken to help diagnose and monitor your condition
Routine blood tests include:
Other blood tests include:
There are several groups of lipoproteins. Measuring the amounts of these lipoproteins can give an indicator of how much fat is being carried in your blood stream that may be harmful.
You may need to give a urine sample. This will be tested for protein and blood which, if found, may indicate that your kidneys need to be examined more closely. Kidney damage / disease can be a cause of high blood pressure and high blood pressure can make any existing kidney disease worse.