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Kidney Failure tests
Kidney Failure

Tests could include:

  • A blood urea nitrogen (BUN) test checks kidney function by measuring how much urea nitrogen is in your blood.
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  • Find information on a blood urea nitrogen test. Learn how to prepare for the test, what to expect during the test, and how to interpret your test results.
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  • Fractional excretion of sodium (FENa) measures the amount of sodium leaving your body relative to the amount of salt filtered through your kidneys and reabsorbed into your body. It is used to determine how well your kidneys are working. FENa is no...
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  • Learn why a creatinine urine test is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect during the test, and how to interpret the results.
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  • Your doctor may order a glomerular filtration rate (GFR) test if they suspect your kidneys aren't working properly. This is a simple blood test.
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  • Test and diagnose prostate cancer with a prostate biopsy, a urinanalysis, a digital rectal examination or a physical exam. Learn more!
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  • Your doctor may find they need a sample of your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of tissue or cells is called a biopsy.
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  • A complete blood count, or CBC, measures several components of your blood and can help diagnose a broad range of conditions, from anemia and to cancer.
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  • The test helps your doctor identify the type of kidney disease you have, how severe it is, and the best treatment for it.
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  • Find information on why a blood gas test done, what to expect during the procedure, and how to interpret the test results.
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