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Laboratory Testing to Distinguish Prerenal Azotemia from Acute Tubular Necrosis (ATN)

Specialty:

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

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Description:

Distinguishing between prerenal renal failure (functional renal insufficiency) and acute tubular necrosis (vasomotor nephropathy) is a common problem in clinical medicine which can often be solved by evaluating renal function tests.

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