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Fractional Bicarbonate Excretion

Specialty:

Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Clinical Laboratory

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Description:

Fractional bicarbonate excretion can be useful in the diagnosis of the proximal form of renal tubular acidosis. In the proximal form of renal tubular acidosis there is hyperchloremic acidosis associated with defective bicarbonate reabsorption in the proximal renal tubule. This may be inherited or acquired, with the inherited form associated with growth retardation.

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