The time-honored “routine” urinalysis test is perhaps the humblest of
laboratory assays, yet it provides a wealth of renal and metabolic information
when appropriately performed and applied. Likewise, creatinine clearance, urea,
glomerular filtration rate, and osmolality assays generate irreplaceable
results. The Quick Guide to Renal Disease Testing assists physicians,
nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, clinical laboratory
scientists, and office personnel to properly collect, manage, and analyze urine
and to apply and perform renal function tests. The Guide is a useful
teaching reference for fellows, residents, and students, and is a quick-access
reference for practitioners who order, collect, perform, or interpret urinalysis
and renal disease laboratory tests.
The author is a member of the University of Alabama (UAB) Department of
Pathology Division of Laboratory Medicine. The Guide arose from experiences in
teaching clinical laboratory science students and practitioners, medical
students, residents, fellows, and physicians at the UAB University Hospital.
AACC Press and UAB make no warranties concerning contents of the