Renal Function Tests - The Salient Points To Remember

  • M Thomas Mathew

Abstract

The kidneys play a vital role in the excretion of metabolic waste products such as urea, creatinine and uric acid, regulation of extracellular fluid volume, serum osmolality and electrolyte concentrations, removal of acids, alkalies as well as the production of hormones like erythropoietin and  1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D and Renin Assessment of renal function is important in the management of patients with kidney disease or pathologies affecting renal function. Tests of renal function have utility in identifying the presence of renal disease, monitoring the response of kidneys to treatment, and determining the progression of renal disease.
Published
2020-02-24
How to Cite
MATHEW, M Thomas. Renal Function Tests - The Salient Points To Remember. BMH Medical Journal - ISSN 2348–392X, [S.l.], v. 7, n. Suppl, feb. 2020. ISSN 2348-392X. Available at: <https://www.babymhospital.org/BMH_MJ/index.php/BMHMJ/article/view/238>. Date accessed: 24 june 2024.
Section
Geriatrics & Gerontology Initiative: International Workshop