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Can kidney failure be detected in a urinalysis?
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Dr. James Cain
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: This test helps
A very sensitive marker of acute renal failure is the presence of muddy brown casts.
This finding, which is only detectable by microscopic examination, is an excellent predictor of acute tubular necrosis.

In brief: This test helps
A very sensitive marker of acute renal failure is the presence of muddy brown casts.
This finding, which is only detectable by microscopic examination, is an excellent predictor of acute tubular necrosis.
Dr. James Cain
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Dr. John Hammes
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
In brief: No
Urinalysis looks for protein+blood, sugar, specific gravity, ph.
These things may predict kidney damage or kidney disease, but are not sensitive to detect kidney failure. This is nearly always determined with a blood test of your urea and/or creatinine.

In brief: No
Urinalysis looks for protein+blood, sugar, specific gravity, ph.
These things may predict kidney damage or kidney disease, but are not sensitive to detect kidney failure. This is nearly always determined with a blood test of your urea and/or creatinine.
Dr. John Hammes
Dr. John Hammes
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