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What are the tests for chronic kidney disease?

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Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
Nephrology and Dialysis 29 years experience
Serum Creatinine: The serum creatinine is used to estimate kidney function. This information is present on all labs identified as the eGFR. Normal is >90, Stage 1 >90 with urine protein present, Stage 2 60-90, Stage 3 30-59, Stage 4 15-29, Stage 5 <15, Stage 6 on dialysis. The eGFR is an estimate and the real function is generally +/- 50% of the number. Example eGFR 30 could really be anywhere from 15-45.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

What urine tests are needed for chronic kidney disease?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends on the type : Of disease. Measurement of serum creatinine is a good test to assess the degree of kidney disease. Other tests may be chosen depending on the cause of chronic kidney disease, e.G, urinalysis, serum protein electrophoresis, autoantibodies etc.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of chronic kidney disease?

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Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 9 years experience
Different symptoms: Well with progression of CKD patients usually become more tired and become more anemic. Nausea, vomiting shortness of breath and weight loss are usually late symptoms. Patients should already have been seen by a kidney doctor to manage their disease.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What could be the cause of chronic kidney disease?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Diabetes/hypertensio: 1 diabetes mellitus type1 and type2 2 uncontrolled hypertension 3 glomerulonephritis 4 polycystic kidney disease 5 drugs like tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen 6 atherosclerosis 7 obstruction of flow of urine like protatic hypertrophy, stones, stricturesor cancers 8 connective tissue diseases like sle and others 9hiv, infections, sickle cell disease, amyloidosis, chronic kidney infection.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Can chronic kidney disease be cured?

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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
No: Chronic kidney disease occurs predominantly from diabetes or hypertension over a period of months to years. Unfortunately, this damage is irreversible.
A 45-year-old member asked:

I have chronic kidney disease, what do you suggest?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Consult nephrologist: S/he will be able to provide optimal care.

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