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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Kidney Function Tests (Overview)

Kidney function tests are common lab tests used to evaluate how well the kidneys are working.


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What are kidney function tests?

What are kidney function tests?

Several labs: To assess kidney function, the BUN and creatinine levels will be checked. They can be compared to the levels in the urine too. A better measure is called the GFR or glomerular filtration rate. A urinalysis to look for protein, blood, concentration ability, and so on is also helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
660 doctors shared insights

Kidney Function Tests (Overview)

Kidney function tests are common lab tests used to evaluate how well the kidneys are working.


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What are the normal kidney function tests?

What are the normal kidney function tests?

Creatinine level: Blood tests to assess kidney function like serum creatinine and a normal ua. ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Reduce stress in your life: Stress causes cysts to grow faster
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Adequate daily fluid intake is a requirement for all patients with PKD
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Low c.3c mean I am developing glomernephritis? All kidney function tests normal GFR was 79

Low c.3c mean I am developing glomernephritis? All kidney function tests normal GFR was 79

Low GFR: A GFR of 79 is lower than the lower limit of normal, 90 and may reflect early renal disease. Low c3 suggests immune complex formation. Please consult your doctor for repeat testing with proper hydration, test for urine albumin, hepatitis antibodies and auto-immune markers. ...Read more

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What are kidney function tests?

Several labs: To assess kidney function, the BUN and creatinine levels will be checked. They can be compared to the levels in the urine too. A better measure is called the GFR or glomerular filtration rate. A urinalysis to look for protein, blood, concentration ability, and so on is also helpful. ...Read more

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Managing Mild Kidney Failure (Checklist)

Make certain your blood pressure is at the low prescribed target
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Make certain your cholesterol has been monitored and treated
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Make certain your blood sugars are well managed
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Minimize weight gain and lose weight if you are overweight.
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What are the normal kidney function tests?

Creatinine level: Blood tests to assess kidney function like serum creatinine and a normal ua. ...Read more

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Low c.3c mean I am developing glomernephritis? All kidney function tests normal GFR was 79

Low GFR: A GFR of 79 is lower than the lower limit of normal, 90 and may reflect early renal disease. Low c3 suggests immune complex formation. Please consult your doctor for repeat testing with proper hydration, test for urine albumin, hepatitis antibodies and auto-immune markers. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about pre-conditions for doing the tests for albumin and creatinine in kidney function tests ?

Can you tell me about pre-conditions for doing the tests for albumin and creatinine in kidney function tests ?

Htn, diabetes: Creatinine is part of chemistry panel. Your doctor will decide if you need chemistry test based on your medical condition. So this is part of routine chemistry. Albumin is checked as part of urinalysis. Hypertension, diabetes are 2 conditions that these tests must be checked at the time of diagnosis and every follow up. ...Read more

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