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What blood tests test kidney function? What kind of blood test do I need to show how well my kidneys are working?

What blood tests test kidney function? What kind of blood test do I need to show how well my kidneys are working?

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 blood. They are a routine test almost universally done with blood chemistries. ...Read more

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Second blood test done for kidney function Creatinine to be tested again. Result borderline what does this mean as doc wants another test in 1month?

Second blood test done for kidney function Creatinine to be tested again. Result borderline what does this mean as doc wants another test in 1month?

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 buff, you can run a bit high for a woman. Best to get a few baseline creatinines while you're still young. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I just started blood pressure meds but don't want blood test as fear kidney function test may include liver test and rather not know is that ok ?

I just started blood pressure meds but don't want blood test as fear kidney function test may include liver test and rather not know is that ok ?

Here are some...: Hi! Carolynbabe, Fearing the unknown would not help. The first step to help improve life & health is to understand & accept the available truth & facts of life. To start long-term Rx for high BP , it's good idea to get a baseline lab for renal and liver function, lytes, CBC, etc. since drugs used all go through liver... So, ask your Doc timely if concern arises. ...Read more

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Took Flonase & clariten long term. Stopped abruptly due to extreme dryness in nasal passages.Blood test showed lower kidney function. Related to meds?

Took Flonase & clariten long term. Stopped abruptly due to extreme dryness in nasal passages.Blood test showed lower kidney function. Related to meds?

No: Those medications should not affect renal function. They are metabolized by enzymes in the liver. Thus, not typically associated with any affect on your kidneys. Discuss with your doctor other possible causes for decreased kidney function. ...Read more

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Urine test protein 2+ for the past 2 visits. Blood test creatinine etc kidney function is ok. What causes protein in urine?

Urine test protein 2+ for the past 2 visits. Blood test creatinine etc kidney function is ok. What causes protein in urine?

Several causes: Your physician would do well to rule out orthostatic protenuria, the most common cause and utterly harmless. It's ruled out, then begin a workup. There are a host of causes. ...Read more

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In the kidney function blood test can THC show up?

In the kidney function blood test can THC show up?

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. ...Read more

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Can a kidney function blood test determine whether I have stones or kidney damage. I have frequent pain on my right side front side & back constantly?

Can a kidney function blood test determine whether I have stones or kidney damage. I have frequent pain on my right side front side & back constantly?

Blood test & imaging: A blood test will tell if your renal function is impaired but not diagnose renal stone. Urine examination may help, but imaging studies are more suited for detecting renal stones. ...Read more

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Causes of ongoing left flank pain if kidney function is normal according to urine/blood test?

Causes of ongoing left flank pain if kidney function is normal according to urine/blood test?

Many: The causes are numerous and depend on associated symptoms. Tenderness can be due to ribs which are in the area. Other symptoms can be due to internal organs on that side. Back pain from facet joints can cause pain in that area but less likely in young aside from someone with prior athletic history or injuries or accidents. Would discuss with primary doctor. ...Read more