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What biochemical tests are needed if kidney disease?

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Dr. James Cain
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Blood and urine

Urinalysis with tests for protein, glucose, blood, bilirubin, pH and specific gravity, blood tests for na, k, cl, creatinine, urea, bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) are a good starting point.
Many other tests may be needed depending on these chemistry tests as well as hematology and urine microscopy, ultrasound and serologic testing.

In brief: Blood and urine

Urinalysis with tests for protein, glucose, blood, bilirubin, pH and specific gravity, blood tests for na, k, cl, creatinine, urea, bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) are a good starting point.
Many other tests may be needed depending on these chemistry tests as well as hematology and urine microscopy, ultrasound and serologic testing.
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Dr. Alan Haratz
Internal Medicine
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In brief: BUN/Creatinine

Serum should be tested for blood urea nitrogen and creatinine to assess for the presence of kidney dysfunction.
A complex formula is used to estimate kidney function or estimated glomerular filtration rate. This formula utilizes serum creatinine, age, sex, and race. Sometimes we utilize another serum study called cystatin c which may give us more information. Urinalysis is also needed.

In brief: BUN/Creatinine

Serum should be tested for blood urea nitrogen and creatinine to assess for the presence of kidney dysfunction.
A complex formula is used to estimate kidney function or estimated glomerular filtration rate. This formula utilizes serum creatinine, age, sex, and race. Sometimes we utilize another serum study called cystatin c which may give us more information. Urinalysis is also needed.
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