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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:

References

Oh MS, Briefel G. 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. 23rd ed. St Louis, MO: Elsevier; 2017:chap 14.

Pincus MR, Abraham NZ. Interpreting laboratory results. In: McPherson RA, Pincus MR, eds. Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods. 23rd ed. St Louis, MO: Elsevier; 2017:chap 8.

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        Kidney anatomy

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        Kidney - blood and urine flow

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        Kidney function tests

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      Review Date: 10/15/2018

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