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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Renal Function Panel (Overview)

It is a blood test in which the sodium, potassium, chloride, total carbondioxide (bicarbonate), urea nitrogen, creatinine, sugar, calcium, Albumin and phosphorus levels are checked. It is to check kidney health.


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What is the definition or description of: renal function panel?

What is the definition or description of: renal function panel?

Blood test: It is a blood test in which the sodium, potassium, chloride, total carbondioxide (bicarbonate), urea nitrogen, creatinine, sugar, calcium, Albumin and phosphorus levels are checked. It is to check kidney health. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
15 Doctors shared insights

Renal Function Panel (Overview)

It is a blood test in which the sodium, potassium, chloride, total carbondioxide (bicarbonate), urea nitrogen, creatinine, sugar, calcium, Albumin and phosphorus levels are checked. It is to check kidney health.


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Does colchecine affects renal function?

Does colchecine affects renal function?

Yes it can: It's a good idea to have a baseline renal function test (bun/creatinine) when one is on colchicine. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of maintaining fluid and acid-bace balance from renal function?

Equilibrium: The kidneys determine the amount of urine you make. If you are dehydrated they hold on to fld by concentrating the urine, if you drink excessively the kidney excretes excess fluid by diluting the urine. This keeps people from being at the correct fluid level,
every day you eat Amino Acids (protein) 1 osm/kg/day. You must excrete the acid via the kidney or you will retain acid in the body. ...Read more

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How to reverse renal function from mild or moderate stage to normal stage? Egfr is 60.

How to reverse renal function from mild or moderate stage to normal stage? Egfr is 60.

Depends: It depends on the root cause of the renal impairment as some are not reversible. In general, it is a good idea to stay well hydrated, however. ...Read more

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What if you have reduced renal function?

What if you have reduced renal function?

Nephrologist: Impaired kidney function is serious. The cause must be determined. I recommend that you consult a nephrologist for evaluation and treatment. Appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more

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What is good renal function in your later years?

What is good renal function in your later years?

Renal function: The better the renal function, the better the overall prognosis. As people age, they lose some renal function (change in muscle mass, senescence of the kidney). Each person is individual as to what function they need to survive and function well. Usually a creatinine clearance above 30% is enough to keep one off dialysis and functioning well, but it depends on the patient. ...Read more

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What is the connection between renal function and hypotension?

What is the connection between renal function and hypotension?

Hypotn decreares fxn: Low blood presure to the kidneys causes the kidneys to malfuntion. The kidneys need a large blood volume with an adequate pressure to perfuse and function properly. When the BP is low the kidneys hold on to fluids and urine out put drops. The BUN and cr are elevated indicating a back up of waste and when it goes on longperiod of time its called atn or acute tubular necrosis. If no relief dialysis. ...Read more

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What is significance of small bilateral renal cortical cysts if renal function tests are normal?

What is significance of small bilateral renal cortical cysts if renal function tests are normal?

Not much, but: Need a follow up ultrasound in a few years to see if increasing suggestive of polycystic kidney disease (pkd). If this is the case there is a chance to lose kidney function over long years. It is not a cancer. But increasing cysts number and size can overtake kidneys. Chances are, none of that will happen to you. But, better safe than sorry. Pkd is a benign and slow condition but may cause failure. ...Read more

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90 year old with E. coli and renal function getting worse, now 3.5. What can be done for her to get better?

90 year old with E. coli and renal function getting worse, now 3.5. What can be done for her to get better?

Treat infection: Gentle hydration, adjust meds for kidney function and age, control symptoms, avoid unnecessary hospital stays, have realistic expectations. Ask about palliative care and have advanced directives ready. ...Read more

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Can azactam (aztreonam) injection cause decreased renal function in elderly?

Can azactam (aztreonam) injection cause decreased renal function in elderly?

Yes, but minor: This is not a major risk but it can cause some elevation in serum creatinine. If it is being used in someone with preexisting kidney disease then the dose needs to be lowered for treatment. ...Read more

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I have serum creatinine 31 *10* mol/l in my renal function test. So how can I improve it?

I have serum creatinine 31 *10* mol/l in my renal function test. So how can I improve it?

Abnormal renal tests: You will need to see a nephrologist to have a renal ultrasound and a 24 hour urine collection for a creatinine clearance and protein. And more blood work. If there is some drug toxic to the kidney, ibuprofen, stopping it will help. If you have some obstruction of your urinary outflow tract, relieving it will help as well. Depending on what caused your abnormal tests, you may not be able to improve. ...Read more

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What are the lab tests to be done to identify the renal function in early stages of chronic diabetes?

What are the lab tests to be done to identify the renal function in early stages of chronic diabetes?

Tests: Here is an article on what tests are useful:

http://www. Kidneydoctorbradenton. Org/2013/03/how-do-physicians-check-your-kidneys. Html. ...Read more

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I have neprhocalcinosis, today I had a renal function test done and my BUN was 7 & chloride 112, other levels normal. What could this mean?

I have neprhocalcinosis, today I had a renal function test done and my BUN was 7 & chloride 112, other levels normal. What could this mean?

Labs: Your BUN is lower and maybe a reflection of your protein intake but doesn't mean disease. BUN levels are governed by many reasons including kidney function protein intake liver issues. Assuming you have no issue low BUN is more diet. Your chloride is high normal and should be repeated. These labs have to be looked in totality and don't mean disease. Best of luck ...Read more

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Does a blood test for renal function need fasting beforehand?

Does a blood test for renal function need fasting beforehand?

Kidney blood test: No, if you are checking for creatinine and BUN levels, you do not to be fasting before your blood sample is taken. ...Read more

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My renal function test is v.Good. Except albumin/creatinine ratio. Which is slightley high. How can I bring this down?

My renal function test is v.Good. Except albumin/creatinine ratio. Which is slightley high. How can I bring this down?

See your doctor: A medication is available to help with protein loss in the kidney. You need to see your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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I had a renogram done and it showed that my rt kidney was dilated without obstruction. The renal function was also noted as symmetric. What causes thi?

I had a renogram done and it showed that my rt kidney was dilated without obstruction. The renal function was also noted as symmetric. What causes thi?

Incidental finding: It is usually the after effects of something that occurred in the past and dilated the collecting system. For example, urinary reflux (where urine can backflowfrom the bladder into the ureter) can dilate the collecting system. It generally occurs in infancy or childhood, can in some cases cause no symptoms, and often resolves. Dilated collecting system can also be congenital) ...Read more

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Can a 90 year old get azactam (aztreonam) injection of 50ml every 12 hours if allergic to penicillin and poor renal function?

Can a 90 year old get azactam (aztreonam) injection of 50ml every 12 hours if allergic to penicillin and poor renal function?

Probably OK: Although aztreonam (Azactam®) is chemically related to penicillin, almost no penicillin allergic patients react to it. (In fact, most people with penicllin allergies can receive penicillin itself without having another reaction.) The dose should be reduced in people with poor renal function. Probably the doctors are on top of these issues, but for sure you should ask to be certain. ...Read more

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Can a renal function lab test detect if a kidney stone is developing?

Can a renal function lab test detect if a kidney stone is developing?

No: There is no specific lab test that detects kidney stones. Only imaging of the kidneys can definitely detect if you have a kidney stone. The renal function test and urine test can help determine the cause of the kidney stones. Once knowing the origin, you can be placed on a specific diet or medicine to prevent the stones from re-appearing. ...Read more

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What are the best tests to accurately measure renal function and to rule out kub ultrasound finding "renal parenchymal disease"? Thank you.

What are the best tests to accurately measure renal function and to rule out kub ultrasound finding "renal parenchymal disease"? Thank you.

Serum creatinine: Is helpful blood test to evaluate renal function. Renal parenchymal disease means scarring in the kidney however the ultrasound is highly operator dependent and results may vary on subsequent tests. My advice if your blood test are normal than ultrasound findings can be ignored. See a nephrologist if you are overly concerned for reassurance.
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One episode of hypoglycemia in a diabetic pt after improper diet. Renal function is normal she was on metformin+glimipride. What to do? Hba1c is 7.2

One episode of hypoglycemia in a diabetic pt after improper diet. Renal function is normal she was on metformin+glimipride. What to do? Hba1c is 7.2

Diet: Modification is important in diabetics. No concentrated sweets to avoid rises in bs. Also I tell people eat 6-8 small meals a day, to avoid rises and valleys and avoid hypoglycemia. The medicines work even when sugar is low, it is up to us to prevent the drop. There are medicines that work mainly when bs is high only but are weaker. Discuss diet with doctor and nutritionist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Water absorption has reduced N so reduced urination, reduced appetite (renal function normal).looks like gastroparesis. How to improve water absorption?

Water absorption has reduced N so reduced urination, reduced appetite (renal function normal).looks like gastroparesis. How to improve water absorption?

Here are some…: Physiologically, human body has been "magically" equipped with all kinds of pressure and chemical sensors throughout the wonderful system of automation. So, all average healthy humans can auto-regulate water absorption and excretion without a hitch. More on water drinking? To http://formefirst. Com/waterdrink. Html. ...Read more

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I am a 43-year-old man. I have a high methylmalonic acid (691) but a normal B12 (406). Folate (folic acid) was normal a few months ago. I am not anemic and my renal function is normal. Advice re next steps?

I am a 43-year-old man. I have a high methylmalonic acid (691) but a normal B12 (406). Folate (folic acid) was normal a few months ago. I am not anemic and my renal function is normal. Advice re next steps?

Repeat.: There are a number of situations which may affect levels of mma. Elevated levels of mma can be found in patients with renal insufficiency. Suspect levels should be repeated. ...Read more

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Any thoughts on cause of vibration like symptom, can it be related to my adrenal insufficiency, low-t, thyroiditis, poor renal function or seizures?

Any thoughts on cause of vibration like symptom, can it be related to my adrenal insufficiency, low-t, thyroiditis, poor renal function or seizures?

Possibly same cause: This is not an unusual symptom but it can be hard to find the cause. One possibility is mercury (or other heavy metal) toxicity- not easily diagnosed (it's best to do a chelation-challenge test). Mercury toxicity can cause thyroiditis, which can put stress on adrenals and lead to low t. Lyme disease could also cause all this. See http://bit. Ly/17lrp1j ;
http://bit. Ly/igwd11 ; see comment:. ...Read more

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Does chlorthalidone cause impaired renal function in CKD, what antihypertensive is safe to HTN (now using lercanidipine 20, metoprolol 25mg), in73yrpat?

CTD IN RENAL FAILURE: 28 F Iraq asks if CTD can cause impaired renal function in CKD AND what is safe BP med is safe in 73 yr pt? ANS: depends on stage of CKD and cause. It can be very good to help lower BP. But if BP gets 2 Lo may worsen. I specialize in this and happy to do 2nd opinion consult with U. HI BP in CKD often driven by eating more salt than kidney can get rid of. Estimate Na intake using fitness pal. ...Read more