DaVita.com Kidney Education http://www.davita.com DaVita provides a complete range of dialysis treatments and support services for patients living with chronic kidney failure, also known as end stage renal disease, or ESRD. How Does My Doctor Know if Dialysis is Working? http://www.davita.com/dialysis/the basics/how-does-my-doctor-know-if-dialysis-is-working?/a/5068

You perform dialysis treatments regularly and follow the advice of your doctor and health care professionals to feel your best, but is there a way to know if dialysis is really working for you? In addition to asking you how you feel, there are several lab tests your doctor will perform to make sure you are receiving adequate dialysis.