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more reliable than BUN as a determinant of renal function.
end product of muscle and protein metabolism and is released at a constant rate
used to detect renal problems. concentration of urea in blood is regulated by rate at which kidney excretes urea
residual urine interval
< or equal to 50 mLof urine
approximates the GFR in the kidney
measures the flow and force of urine stream during urination
assess how your bladder and sphincter behave while you store urine and when you pass urine. This test is done for people with urinary incontinence, people who have difficulty with urination, and in people with neurologic diseases that can affect bladder function.
visualizes urinary tract after IV injection of contrast media. presence, position, size, and shape of kidneys, ureters, and bladder can be evaluated.
intravenous pyelogram (IVP)
x-ray of urinary tract taken after injection of contrast material into kidneys. done when you can't do an IVP
visualizes renal blood vessels
visualizes bladder and evaluates vesicourectal reflux. also evaluates patients with neurogenic bladder and recurrent UTI. contrast media is instilled into bladder
used to detect renal or peritoneal masses, differential diagnosis of renal cysts, solid masses, and identification of obstructions.
provides excellent visualization of kidneys
CT scan of kidneys
evaluates anatomic structures, perfusion, and function of kidneys.
obtains renal tissue for examination to determine type of kidney disease or to follow progress of kidney disease
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