This comprehensive panel of blood tests is designed to evaluate the function of your kidneys, including the ability to remove wastes and excess fluids from your body. This panel is often recommended by physicians to diagnose and monitor the progression of kidney disease. However, kidney function is an important component of many other diseases, including diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease, so your doctor may want to monitor your kidney function to make sure it is safe for you take certain medications. See Resources for information on each individual test included in the Renal Function Panel. Also See the Comprehensive Metabolic Panel-14 which also contains all of these tests in addition to other tests found beneficial for assessing overall health- at a similar cost as this test.