B2.050 Lab Test Info Flashcards Preview

MCM Test 3 > B2.050 Lab Test Info > Flashcards

Flashcards in B2.050 Lab Test Info Deck (6)
Loading flashcards...
1

BUN

blood urea nitrogen
measures if urea is not being filtered out appropriately

2

Creatinine

metabolic waste product of muscles
should remain constant on a day to day basis

3

GFR

glomerular filtration rate
best test to measure your level of kidney function and determine your stage of kidney disease
should be >90, lower = worse

4

HbA1C

glycated hemoglobin
measures long term control of hyperglycemia
based on RBC life of 120 days
<6% in normal people
<7% in diabetics

5

Urine Albumin

should be 0, normal kidney doesn't filter albumin into urine

6

Urine albumin/creatinine

should be below 30 mg/g
divide alb/creatinine * 1000
creatinine should be constant every day, so it is measured against albumin to correct for urine concentration in a random sample