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Kidney function tests

 

Kidney function tests are common lab tests used to evaluate how well the kidneys are working. Such tests include:

  • BUN (Blood urea nitrogen)
  • Creatinine - blood
  • Creatinine clearance
  • Creatinine - urine

 

References

Oh MS. Evaluation of renal function, water, electrolytes and acid-base balance. In: McPherson RA, Pincus MR, eds. Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods. 22nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2011:chap 14.

Pincus MR, Abraham NZ. Interpreting laboratory results. In: McPherson RA, Pincus MR, eds. Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods. 22nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2011:chap 8.

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