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How to Measure Kidney Function in Children

Author: Dr. Colin White, MedSchoolForParents.com Expert
 
Blood tests can be used to look at kidney function and will measure levels of:

 

  1. Creatinine: A metabolic waste material cleared by the kidneys
  2. Urea:  A metabolic waste material from protein that marks how hydrated you are
  3. Electrolytes (Sodium, potassium, chloride, bicarbonate) are a surrogate to overall kidney functioning

 

 
Updated: 03/08/2017
 

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