The kidneys are vital organs with important functions including detoxification, acid-base balance, and blood pressure regulation. Common symptoms of kidney dysfunction include fatigue, abnormal urine color, hypertension, and fluid retention.
What are the kidney disorders that you test for?
Abnormal kidney function
Acidosis – excessive acid accumulation in the blood
Glomerulonephritis – the kidneys become unable to remove waste and excess fluid
Kidney stones (renal calculi) – kidney stones can be made of calcium, struvite, uric acid, or cystine
Urinary tract infection
Nephrotoxicity – toxic damage to the kidneys
What specific kidney function tests do you perform?
Blood urea nitrogen (BUN)
Glomerular filtration rate (GFR)
Carbon dioxide (bicarbonate)
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