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Electrolytes (Definition)

Electrolytes are substances like sodium, potassium, chloride, magnesium, hydrogen, ...Read more


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How accurate is the blood urea serum electrolyte test?

How accurate is the blood urea serum electrolyte test?

Accurate: However, occasional errors happen rarely. All labs undergo rigorous validation/inspection by a specialized agency called clia to be licensed. All labs in the us are periodically tested for accuracy. ...Read more

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Recently blood urea nitrogen and serum creatinine levels what can I do..?

Recently blood urea nitrogen and serum creatinine levels what can I do..?

kidney dysfunction: Creatinine is a byproduct of muscle metabolism and is excreted by the kidneys. High serum creatinine generally indicate kidney damage.High levels can be seen in muscle damage, people who consume creatine supplements. BUN is also a byproduct of protein metabolism which is excreted by the kidneys.If serum BUN and creatinine are elevated, it suggests that there may be kidney dysfunction. ...Read more

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What causes low serum bicarbinate and urea?

What causes low serum bicarbinate and urea?

Metabolic panel: Urea could be low without any significance, sometimes seen in liver failure malnourishment. There could be other rare causes. . Low bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) could from a number of causes depending on the context. Discuss this with your doc. ...Read more

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Why are a creatinine clearance test and a serum creatinine test done together?

Why are a creatinine clearance test and a serum creatinine test done together?

To get proper result: Creatinine clearance testing procedure and what measured is fully answered in prior question. The serum creatinine must be drawn right after the 24 hour urine collection to calculate how much creatinine is in serum and compare it to the total creatinine in the urine collection, to get an accurate measurement of renal function. ...Read more

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At what serum creatinine and blood urea level dialysis should start?

Onset of dialysis: There are no set levels for BUN and creatinine (c) to start dialysis. The onset of dialysis is determined by a 24 hour urine collection for c clearance. If the patient is a diabetic, dialysis usually starts at a c clearance of 15 ml/min or less. If the patient is a non-diabetic, dialysis starts at a c clearance of. ...Read more

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Urine test protein 2+ for the past 2 visits. Blood test creatinine etc kidney function is ok. What causes protein in urine?

Urine test protein 2+ for the past 2 visits. Blood test creatinine etc kidney function is ok. What causes protein in urine?

Several causes: Your physician would do well to rule out orthostatic protenuria, the most common cause and utterly harmless. It's ruled out, then begin a workup. There are a host of causes. ...Read more

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My blood and urine test result are worrying me. it shows high Uric acid levels and traces of blood in urine.

My blood and urine test result are worrying me. it shows high Uric acid levels and traces of blood in urine.

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, uric acid levels in urine are not meaningful, it is the blood level that counts. A few red cells in urine are not abnormal, and trace may be the same. It would be prudent to discuss the issue with your doctor who ordered the tests. ...Read more

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Wbc, alkaline phosphatase, and chloride high in blood test. plus leukocytes in urine. what does it mean? Been fatigued with nausea and diarrhea

Wbc, alkaline phosphatase, and chloride high in blood test. plus leukocytes in urine. what does it mean? Been fatigued with nausea and diarrhea

Varies: Multiple potential causes and it may be more than one thing. Leukocytes in the urine can be one of the findings if a urinary tract infection. A full urinanalysis and culture can give more detail. If a urinary infection gets up in the kidney it can cause more systemic symptoms, such as an elevated white count. A detailed exam and further studies will likely determine the cause. ...Read more

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Sodium-133, potassium-5.2, urea-105, creatinine-4.2. How to reduce the urea and creatinine levels?

Sodium-133, potassium-5.2, urea-105, creatinine-4.2. How to reduce the urea and creatinine levels?

High Blood Levels: To properly answer your question, more information is needed. Specifically, your age, weight and race will give a nephrologist an idea of what your kidney function is. You need to have an ultrasound of your kidneys to see if you have obstruction present. Please see a nephrologist so that doctor can do a history and physicalexam and order the ultrasound as well as a 24 hour urine collection. ...Read more

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Do blood and urine tests tested for sugar levels as well?

Do blood and urine tests tested for sugar levels as well?

Both are tested!: Glucose is routinely tested in a chemical profile in a doctors office. Virtually all urine tests look for sugar in the urine! ...Read more

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My childs potassium, alkaline phosphate, carbon dioxide are low on blood test. Test was done due to my lupus & hypothyroidism. What does this mean?

My childs potassium, alkaline phosphate, carbon dioxide are low on blood test. Test was done due to my lupus & hypothyroidism. What does this mean?

Hard to say: Random test results reported with no history or exam findings make it impossible to decide if they are important or not. The normal values vary sometimes by age and we don't know if the report used proper kid or adult standards.You should review these with whoever ordered them. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are both a creatinine clearance test and a serum creatinine test done?

I'm wondering why are both a creatinine clearance test and a serum creatinine test done?

Creatinine clearance: People who want to find out their renal function will collect a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance. The blood sample is used to calculate the clearance of creatinine in the urine as it will be sent off for a creatinine level. Without it, the clearance of creatinine could not be calculated. The result of the test give the actual glomerular filtration rate of the patient. ...Read more

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Can a blood test measure electrolyte levels?

Can a blood test measure electrolyte levels?

Blood values: Yes, the only way you can test for electrolyte levels in the one's blood is by drawing it and sending it to the lab for analysis to what they are. ...Read more

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During what diseases i find high blood urea with low serum creatinine if do investegtion?

None: Renal disease causes elevation of both and for all practical purposes only renal failure causes meaningful elevation of these. ...Read more

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Urine examination pH acid, protein trace, glucose nil, 2-3 [email protected] please is the test ok?

Urine examination pH acid, protein trace, glucose nil, 2-3 wbc@hpt please is the test ok?

WBC's & UTI: A clean catch urine usually does not contain wbc's, which may indicate a sign of asymptomatic bacteria in the urine(urinary tract infection). The urine can be sent to a lab for culture & sensitivity to see if any bacteria will grow to confirm or not the possible infection. ...Read more

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Would cancer be eliminated after having vma , hva urine and u24 hva, u24ma, all 5-hiaa tests and creatinine also total volume and col length?

Would cancer be eliminated after having vma , hva urine and u24 hva, u24ma, all 5-hiaa tests and creatinine also total volume and col length?

No: There is no blood or urine test that can eliminate the possibility of cancer. From the tests you describe, it appears that you are being evaluated to see if you have a tumor making Adrenalin or serotonin. Most of these tumors are benign, but many are not. You can't tell the difference by lab tests. If a tumor is found you will likely need to have it removed. ...Read more

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While testing for clues to fatigue and night sweats, 2 tests showed high ammonia levels 91 & 44 . Hepatitis test neg. Why isnt body disposing ammonia?

While testing for clues to fatigue and night sweats, 2 tests showed high ammonia levels  91 & 44 . Hepatitis test neg. Why isnt body disposing ammonia?

Not a reliable test: Blood ammonia is rarely of much use. Unless you have a failing liver, there is no good reason to do this test. So if your liver functions like the bilirubin level are normal, you can ignore the ammonia levels. ...Read more

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How accurate is the blood urea serum electrolyte test?

Accurate: However, occasional errors happen rarely. All labs undergo rigorous validation/inspection by a specialized agency called clia to be licensed. All labs in the us are periodically tested for accuracy. ...Read more