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Tests For Dehydration
The tests for Dehydration include:: CT of abdomen, Basic metabolic panel, Blood culture, Blood Urea Nitrogen, Complete blood count, Colonoscopy, Fractional excretion of sodium, CT of head, Kidney function tests, Urine chloride, Urine creatinine, Urine sodium with creatinine, Stool culture, Upper endoscopy, Urinalysis, Ultrasound of abdomen, Arterial blood gas, Blood sugar, Urine osmolality, Creatinine. ...Read more
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?
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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