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What Biochemical Analysis Of Blood Samples May Indicate Kidney Failure
Kidney failure labs: In addition to elevated BUN and creatinine levels in the blood, patients with kidney failure have low hemoglobin, carbon dioxide and calcium blood levels. They also have high parathyroid hormone, potassium and phosphorus levels. Pt's with chronic kidney disease (ckd) can have some of these abnormal levels, but with lesser deviation from normal depending on the class of their ckd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
Kidney failure labs: You would look at the BUN and creatinine (c)levels which would be elevated. C is dependent on the age, sex, race and weight of the patient. You would also expect to see high levels of potassium, phosphorous, and parathyroid hormone in the blood. The carbon dioxide would be low as would be the hemoglobin level. Ask to be sent to a nephrologist for further evaluation and diagnostic studies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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chemistry-normal glucose, kidney and liver function
blood count- consistent with resolving viral infection
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What diseases could be related with low urinary output, when creatinine, BUN and urine analysis including proteins and clearance are normal?Many thank
Be more specific?: Something's wrong here. Urinary output parallels fluid intake from all sources. If you drink more water, and your kidney function is reasonably normal, you pee more. If you're not drinking much, and it's a hot day and you're sweating, your urine output will be lower than some reference range. Generally, don't try to diagnose yourself or other with labs without sharing a clinical history. ...Read more
My urine analysis:WBC 44/ul,RBC 5/ul, leukocytes +1,Mucus&Epithelia&Bacteria all are "Few" is that indicate the presence of infection or kidney stone?
Can dehydration cause a buildup of potassium in electrolyte blood tests without any other signs of kidney damage in tests?
Dehydration: If you become dehydrated enough the blood flow to the kidneys can decrease and kidney failure can occur. If the kidney failure is bad enough and if one is on certain medications such as potassium, ACE inhibitors, ARBs, spironolactone high potassium can occur. With dehydration the kidneys are not damaged and will recover with hydration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have creatinine serum of 1.64, bun 15 and bun to creatinine ratio of 9. An ultrasound of the kidneys revealed no stones or blockage. Is kidney damage confirmed?
Need more info: A 24 hr urine collection to calculate creatinine clearance would be most accurate in this situation. A level of 1.6 implies a possible decrease in kidney function, but creatinine alone is insufficient to determine absolute renal function. Age, sex, race and muscle mass can have an effect on creatinine. A nephrologist can monitor this and give guidance as to how to preserve remaining function. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Both kappa lambda out of range in urine but ratio normal in urine and blood. Renal failure and anemia but no calcium or bone lesion. Diabetic. Steps?
How high?: When i was lifting weights every day, my creatinine was usually 1.7 mg/dl, and elite bodybuilders have up to 2.0 or so. This is perfectly healthy. Simply being dehydrated or popping a little too much Motrin can up the creatinine enough to get noticed, or serious kidney disease can be the cause. Don't treat a lab value -- your physician can determine the big picture. ...Read more
Protien malnutrition: Albumen is an acute phase reactant and it is difficult to interpret well in the critically ill. That being said, very low albumen can indicate protein malnutrition, making it more difficult to heal wounds, makes drug delivery less reliable (some drugs bind to albumen for transport), make pulmonary edema harder to treat... The list is long. For that reason, we generally feed patients earlier now. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Poor kidney func can cause hbp but is creatinine in blood the only test needed to check for that? Is proteinuria and occult blood sign of kidney prob
Proteinuria: Is definitely important as well. The types of proteins are also informative. ...Read more
What would be the extreme/last stage of serum creatinine blood test of kidney nephritis patients?
Resubmit: The question does not make sense. You need to try to resubmit it in different terms. ...Read more
What can cause a slightly low estimated creatinine clearance rate, urinalysis with high # of RBCs, few renal epithelial cells & rare mucus presence?
Here are some ...: As long as there is break in mucosa and bacteria, bacterial entrance to build a beachhead will take place and unfold if your health defense immune ability does not suffice to fend it off. As to STD, gono, chlamydia, herpes, syphilis, HPV, etc can get into you if the aforementioned conditions are met for their entrance, survival, and growth... ...Read more
Is these periodic check up enough or there are more analysis required?
Urine complete anal
Good Start: AT your age these are good routine tests. As you age I'm sure your PMD will order more that are age appropriate. ...Read more
My blood results show high RBC, occult blood, protein in urine. history of bladder infections. Not feeling well. Could I have kidney disease?
If pancreatic cancer was the cause of a blood clot,weight loss and digestive problems,would there be abnormalities in pancreatic function blood tests?
Pancreas blood tests: Commonly used blood tests of pancreatic-derived proteins (lipase, amylase, insulin, etc.) are notoriously poor markers for cancer given the variety of other things that may elevate them, and the reserve capacity of most organs. So, to answer your question, not neccesarily. Best tests are high resolution CT with specific pancreas-protocol, and EUS with biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1260mg of Uric acid in urine, levels on blood 4.5 what could cause these high urine reading. Total volume was 2600ml urine.
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