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Dr. Corey Clay
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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

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Dr. Corey Clay
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 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