A 38-year-old member asked:
Need help for my elderly mom about kidney disease. can dehydration make tests abnormal?
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Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Absolutely: Dehydration is a leading cause of abnormal lab work in an elderly patient. Dehydration can cause an elevation in a person's BUN and creatinine. These two lab values can determine if a person had renal failure. If the cause of the renal failure is truly dehydration, it can be easily corrected with drinking lot of water and re-testing.
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Last updated Jul 29, 2015
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