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Kidney function blood test results explained

A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Context: Is critical as well as dynamics. Isolated values cannot be interpreted in a meaningful way otherwise. The values you mention would not be acted upon u... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need to examine: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need for evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking a history, physical examination, looking at the actual lab results and may be additi... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Should not: Donating blood is not likely to affect your liver or kidney function tests. Thank you for donating!
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Agree w Dr Pasniciuc: Donation of blood should not impact renal or liver function. Thanks for helping to keep up our Nations' blood supply.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Just follow it: Anything from having had an old kidney infection to taking ibuprofen to having some damage from hypertension can raise creatinine. If you're a fitness... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Maybe yes...: ...but the answer depends on the numbers. Certainly these symptoms could go along with significantly abnormal kidney function, but it's the actual BUN... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
Dr. Christiaan Maureranswered
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: A urinalysis typically will have blood. A serum blood test for BUN and creatinine will tell if you have damage such as hydronephrosis.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: Creatinine and BUN will change very little if you are non-fasting.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Benz
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
See below: Usually it is a urine test. One would have to specifically test for thc...It is not part of the kidney function panel.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victoria Bellot
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Bubbles in the urine: A few bubbles usually do not indicate a significant amount of protein in the urine, but this is not a definitive test. It is best to do a urinalysis a... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
BUN and creatinine: Blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and a serum creatinine are used to measure how effectively your kidneys are screening out those waste products from your bl... Read More

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