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How is chronic kidney failure typically diagnosed?

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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Urine and blood test

When visiting your primary care doctor, the doctor can perform simple urine and blood test to rule out chronic kidney problems.
The doctor can check your urine for protein or your creatinine on your blood tests to rule out kidney problems. Chronic kidney problems occure more commonly in patients with diabetes and hypertension.

In brief: Urine and blood test

When visiting your primary care doctor, the doctor can perform simple urine and blood test to rule out chronic kidney problems.
The doctor can check your urine for protein or your creatinine on your blood tests to rule out kidney problems. Chronic kidney problems occure more commonly in patients with diabetes and hypertension.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics

In brief: Blood test

Combination of abnormal physical findings such as nonpitting edema, hypertension, and anemia plus abnormal blood chemistries (high BUN & creatinine, low calcium and high phosphorus, and acidosis) allows accurate diagnosis.

In brief: Blood test

Combination of abnormal physical findings such as nonpitting edema, hypertension, and anemia plus abnormal blood chemistries (high BUN & creatinine, low calcium and high phosphorus, and acidosis) allows accurate diagnosis.
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