Use and Interpretation of Laboratory Tests in Nephrology
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Use and Interpretation of Laboratory Tests in Nephrology by James B. Peter

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Watch a video on how to check for kidney disease. Blood test for GFR. Your health care provider will use a blood test to check your kidney function. The results of the test mean the following: a GFR of 60 or more is in the normal range. Ask your health care provider when your GFR should be checked again. The Nephrology Clinical Laboratory provides specialized testing for patients throughout the world. The laboratory is nationally licensed by CLIA and is accredited by CAP. The laboratory offers comprehensive interpretation of test results by clinical experts, . The hallmark of renal azotemia is inappropriately concentrated urine (Interpretation of Equine Laboratory Cited by: 1. Healthy kidneys remove wastes and excess fluid from the blood. Blood and urine tests show how well the kidneys are doing their job and how quickly body wastes are being removed. Urine tests can also detect whether the kidneys are leaking abnormal amounts of protein, a sign of kidney damage. Here's a quick guide to the tests used to measure kidney function.

  Provides clinically oriented guidance on performing and interpreting laboratory tests Presents a complete reference to establish and new diagnostic procedures Offers a practical resource for the accurate interpretation of laboratory results, with examples showing real-world applications.   Doctors use laboratory values to interpret your medical condition. With respect to kidney disease, the BUN and the creatinine help your nephrologist (as well as your internist and family physician) determine if your kidneys are working two tests are commonly ordered for many reasons and are invaluable tools to help your doctor assess your condition. A simple test can be done to detect protein in your urine. Persistent protein in the urine is an early sign of chronic kidney disease. Microalbuminuria: This is a sensitive test that can detect a small amount of protein in the urine. Urine Creatinine: This test estimates the concentration of your urine and helps to give an accurate protein. •The nephron is the functional unit of the kidney The glomerulus is a key regulator of filtration rate and filtration selectivity •Progression of chronic kidney disease is commonly monitored using glomerular filtration rate and albuminuria •Numerous laboratory methods exist to evaluate glomerular filtration rate.

Common Tests to Help Diagnose Kidney Disease. Lab work, urine samples, and other tests may be completed as you undergo diagnosis and treatment for renal failure. The test results will be used to assist the healthcare team (your doctor, nurses, and others) in evaluating your kidney function and determining what your healthcare plan should include.   The Nephrology Group is proud to announce the in house laboratory services. It offers all the blood and urine tests which your Nephrologist will need to evaluate your disease. Laboratory Services are open Monday - Friday am to pm, downstairs in suite The individual tests included in a renal panel can vary by laboratory, but the tests typically performed include: Electrolytes – electrically charged chemicals that are vital to normal body processes, such as nerve and muscle function; among other things, they help regulate the amount of fluid in the body and maintain the acid-base balance.   Objective Describe Common Laboratory Tests and Interpret Their Clinical Significance to the Practice of Pharmacists. Laboratory tests can provide useful information for clinicians for the diagnosis of a medical condition and for the monitoring of drug therapy (e.g., effect of an antibiotic therapy for a bacterial infection 1).As a pharmacist, laboratory values can help select the most.