Flashcards in Blood Chem: Renal Disease Deck (7)
What are three functions of the kidney?
Eliminates metabolic wastes, maintained normal homeostasis and produces important hormones
What is Urea?
A metabolic waste that results from amino acid breakdown
What happens to urea?
It is filtered by the glomerulus and taken out by the kidneys
What can an increased BUN be caused by? 3
Post renal abnormalities
When will false positives of BUNs occur?
If animal ingesta a high protien meal prior to a test
What is creatine?
A nitrogen containing molecule released from muscles and freely filtered by the kidneys at a constant rate