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 Guide.