Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “RENAL SCREEN to remember about the Diagnostic Tests For Chronic Kidney Disease


R – Renal Function Panel: This includes tests like creatinine and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) to assess overall kidney function.

E – Electrolyte Levels: This refers to measurements of sodium, potassium, and calcium levels, which can be affected by kidney function.

N – Nephrology Consult: Consultation with a nephrologist for expert evaluation and guidance in managing kidney disease.

A – Albumin-to-Creatinine Ratio: A test to assess protein leakage in the urine, a sign of kidney damage.

L – GFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate): This test estimates how well the kidneys are filtering waste from the blood.

S – Serum Creatinine: A marker of kidney function, and it’s a part of the Renal Function Panel.

C – Complete Blood Count (CBC): Helps evaluate anemia, which can be associated with kidney disease.

R – Renal Ultrasound: An imaging test to check the size and structure of the kidneys.

E – Estimated Creatinine Clearance: A formula-based method to assess kidney function.

E – Electrocardiogram (ECG): To detect heart problems that can arise from kidney disease.

N – Nephrotic Syndrome Panel: A specialized test to diagnose conditions like nephrotic syndrome that affect the kidneys.

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