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Kidney Function Blood Test Results Explained
Blood test results showed elevated liver enzymes and elevated kidney function. What does this mean?
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 additional studies. Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is in the best position to do that. ...Read more
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
I donated blood yesterday, will this affect the results of a liver/kidney function blood test I am getting done next week?
Should not: Donating blood is not likely to affect your liver or kidney function tests. Thank you for donating! ...Read more
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?
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?
What blood tests test kidney function? What kind of blood test do I need to show how well my kidneys are working?
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, its 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
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 effect your kidneys. Discuss with your doctor other possible causes for decreased kidney function. ...Read more
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
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 hosts of causes. ...Read more
What do blood tests check for? I have a friend who has to get regular blood work done to check his kidneys and liver. I'm worried that they're going to fin pot in his system. Can that kind of blood test show pot?
Drug testing is very expensive. It's not routinely done because of the expense. (in fact, they way laboratories do drug testing for employment screenings is to take a small amount of blood from all the people they're testing and mix them all together and just do one test on the mixed sample. If the mixed sample is clean, they know everyone is clean and don't test individuals.)
Furthermore, no one can test you or your friend's blood for drugs without permission. It's considered an illegal search. Unless your friend has given specific authorization to be tested for drugs, the doctor or lab cannot perform the test. If they do, the avvo legal forum is thataway =====>. ...Read more
I smoked weed about a week ago and now I have to get blood work done, called "monster labs", to donate a kidney. Will THC show up in this blood test?
Quite possible: Thc is fat soluble, so it is detectable much longer than other drugs, most of which are water-soluble. If they do a drug screen as part of the tests, it may show up. ...Read more
My blood test results have been delivered by mail about my thyroid function, what does ft4 of 86.3 mean?
Hyperthyroidism: Although I'm a yank and not as familiar with values in the uk, this looks quite high. Normal is up to about 24. You must be feeling miserable: hot, irritable, palpitations, nervous, tremor. Graves disease, a form of hyperthyroidism, is listed as one of your conditions. You need treatment, starting with medications to control your thyroid. See your doctor. ...Read more
Having blood work to check kidney function and anemia. Can dehydration affect results of test or will results be the same whether I'm hydrated or not?
Blood tests: Yes, dehydration will give different results compared to when you are well hydrated. For instance one the kidney tests (BUN) can be elevated and so will the hemoglobin if you are dehydrated. However, the increase is often minimal and serum creatinine [Cr] (another measure of kidney function) is often within normal limits. Also, the ratio of BUN/Cr of > 20 in adults suggests dehydration ...Read more
Well: Us medical folks go to school to learn how to interpret test results. Don't know how much of a crash course can be provided in 400 characters or fewer. Consider reviewing the results with your medical provider. Take care. ...Read more
Incomplete info: 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. Having said that, it may be possible to provide an opinion if you were to list the results. ...Read more
We'd love to help: First though we need to know what results you got, what your general health status is, and -- especially -- what your personal physician has told you. Please get back to us. ...Read more
Need to know test: It depends on the test. Some high need fixed, others low. Please re-ask with more information. ...Read more
See below...: As general rule, your blood test results should be interpreted by your physician. But to answer your question, a common abnormal finding in the blood of a patient with leukemia is a significantly increased WBC (white blood cell) count with or without abnormal circulating cells. Anemia (low rbc and hemoglobin) and thrombocytopenia (low platelets) are also common. Not all leukemias show high wbc. ...Read more
Your GP can see them on their screen . You may be able to go to the hospital lab and ask for the report ...Read more
Yes: Inflammatory bowel disease is a chronic inflammatory process in the lining of the intestinal tract. It does not directly cause any significant changes in the blood so blood tests are usually normal. If a patient had very bad bleeding or diarrhea from the IBD, this could cause changes in the blood counts (CBC), but less symptomatic cases of IBD would probably not show any blood abnormality ...Read more
Depends on the type: Of test. Most blood tests are completed the same day that blood is collected. Others may be done only a few times a week and may take 3-4 days. Very few tests should take longer than one week. ...Read more
Yes: Many cancers will not cause changes to the blood counts or chemistry panels. This is one of the reasons why routine screenings with your physician are important. ...Read more
About an hour: Point of care test may be available in a matter of minutes. Test done in the main lab takes about and hour. However, it usually takes longer for the results to get back to the ordering doctor due to time taken for blood collection, transportation to the lab, processing in the lab, recording of results. Retesting in a limited number of cases etc. ...Read more
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