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Tests For Dehydration
Can harmful levels of dehydration occur without drop in BP or rise in resting pulse? What are the 4-5 best Blood-tests to confirm dehydration?
Whoa: Dehydration is diagnosed on physical exam. The high sodium, protein, and BUN may reflect, but the history and physical are still the basis of medicine. Anyone telling you otherwise is giving up a physician's most important task -- diagnosing disease by talking, listening, and touching -- and I say this as a pathologist who's devoted my life to labs. ...Read more
2days ago urine&blood tests clean(had dehydration),but irritation continued,urine culture was ordered.now I saw bubbles in side of bottle.CKD?
What blood tests can be used to determine dehydration? can dehydration throw off the results of a fibrotest or similar liver blood tests?
Hemoconcentration: Usually, the blood counts are the ones mainly affected by dehydration due to hemoconcentration resulting from dehydration. Your hydration status can easily be determined by the color of your urine and your urine specific gravity. Drinking 8 glasses of water a day would normally be sufficient but when you are under the sun and imbibing alcohol, you'll be doubly dehydrated. Alcohol is a dehydrant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Absolutely: Dehydration is a leading cause of abnormal lab work in an elderly patient. Dehydration can cause an elevation in a person's BUN and creatinine. These two lab values can determine if a person had renal failure. If the cause of the renal failure is truly dehydration, it can be easily corrected with drinking lot of water and re-testing. ...Read more
Elevated vasoactive intestinal peptides chromogranin & 5-hiaa. Could these tests be linked? Or is one incorrect. Hypokalemia and dehydration.
My mother(54yrs) recently suffered with fever and dehydration.On tests her hb was found 7.4, serum creatinine= 5.9 with blood urea=97. What to do now?
Workup / comply: The abnormal renal function tests need not reflect anything more than dehydration, which we may hope is now treated. Find the cause of the anemia and treat it, do what 's required to prevent further episodes of dehydration, and you and your mother will probably have many happy years together. ...Read more
Would chronic dehydration -months show in labwork or would body adjust to make ratios normal and ur just left with hypovolemia, how test hypovolemia?
Both could be true: Hypovolemia is more a clinical impression than a strict laboratory diagnosis. A test called a basic metabolic profile (bmp) can assess for true dehydration as a result of acute or chronic hypovolemia. Hypovolemia can be present without laboratory signs of true dehydration. Younger people are, as a rule, better able to compensate for certain deficiencies (in this case water) than older people. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there a way of testing someones dehydration level using their siliva? If not through siliva what are the best ways to test level of dehydration (taking vitals, etc.)
Body weight: As long as you have a reference weight, body weight is the primary feature that allows calculation of the degree of dehydration. If a 20 lb kid comes into the office 2 days after a well check having had vomiting for a day, he is not dehydrated if he weighs 20 lb but is if he weighs 19. A 5% weight loss in a short time frame is water loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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