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How do doctors diagnose kidney failure?

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Your doctor will start with a physical exam. Then, he or she will order tests of your blood, urine, and kidneys.

Blood tests. These measure two substances in your blood -- creatinine and urea nitrogen.

From: What is Acute Kidney Failure? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Kidney Fund: “Kidney Failure/ESRD.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Kidney Failure.”

Mayo Clinic: “Acute Kidney Failure.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Kidney Disease: What to Expect.”

Merck Manuals: “Acute Kidney Injury.”

University of New Mexico health Sciences Center: “Electrolyte Imbalance.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on December 23, 2018

SOURCES:

American Kidney Fund: “Kidney Failure/ESRD.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Kidney Failure.”

Mayo Clinic: “Acute Kidney Failure.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Kidney Disease: What to Expect.”

Merck Manuals: “Acute Kidney Injury.”

University of New Mexico health Sciences Center: “Electrolyte Imbalance.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on December 23, 2018

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