Kidney

The kidneys are bean-shaped organs that serve several essential regulatory roles. They remove excess organic molecules (e.g., glucose) from the blood, and it is by this action that their best-known function is performed: the removal of waste products of metabolism (e.g., urea, though 90% of this is reabsorbed along the nephron.) They are essential in the urinary system and also serve homeostatic functions such as the regulation of electrolytes, maintenance of acid–base balance, and regulation of blood pressure (via maintaining salt and water balance).
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Albumin

Albumin

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Albumin is the most abundant protein in the blood. It keeps fluid from leaking out of blood vessels. It helps to nourish tissues; and carries hormones, vitamins, drugs, and ions like calcium throughout the body. Albumin is made in the liver so liver damage can reduce its level in the blood. The concentration of albumin also drops with a t...
Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP)

Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP)

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High ALP levels can indicate that a person’s bile ducts are somehow partially or totally blocked or inflamed. Often, ALP is high in people who have cancer that has spread to the liver or the bones, and doctors can do further testing to see if this has happened. If a person with bone or liver cancer responds to treatment, ALP levels will d...
Ammonia

Ammonia

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Problems with ammonia processing can arise for several reasons, including: Rare inherited defects, Severe liver disease, Decreased blood flow to the liver and Reyea's syndrome - a rapidly developing condition that affects the blood, brain, and liver. In most cases, it follows and appears to be triggered by a viral infection. Children who ...
Bicarbonate/HCO3/CO2

Bicarbonate/HCO3/CO2

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When you breathe, you bring oxygen (O2) into your lungs and release carbon dioxide (CO2). Carbon dioxide in your blood is present in three forms: carbonic acid (H2CO3), CO2 dissolved in blood, and bicarbonate (HCO3-), the predominant form. Bicarbonate’s main job is to help maintain the acid-base balance (pH) in your body and secondarily t...
Biochemistry Profile

Biochemistry Profile

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This is a profile containing a Liver Function Profile, Kidney Function, Bone Profile and a Lipid screen at a discounted price. .....
Chloride

Chloride

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Chloride is an electrolyte. When combined with sodium it is mostly found in nature as “salt.” Chloride is important in maintaining the normal acid-base balance of the body. Chloride generally increases or decreases in direct relationship to sodium, but may change without any change in sodium when there are problems with too much acid or b...
Creatinine

Creatinine

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Almost all creatinine is excreted by the kidneys, so blood levels are a good measure of how well your kidneys are working. This test measures the amount of creatinine in your blood. Creatinine is a waste product produced in your muscles from the breakdown of a compound called creatine. Creatine is part of the cycle that produces energy ne...
Creatinine (Urine)

Creatinine (Urine)

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This test measures the amount of creatinine in your blood and/or urine. Creatinine is a waste product produced in your muscles from the breakdown of a compound called creatine. Creatine is part of the cycle that produces energy needed to contract your muscles. Both creatine and creatinine are produced by the body at a relatively constant ...
Creatinine Clearance

Creatinine Clearance

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This test measures the concentration of creatinine in both a sample of blood and a sample of urine from a 24-hour urine collection. The results are used to calculate the amount of creatinine that has been cleared from the blood and passed into the urine. This calculation allows for a general evaluation of the amount of blood that is being...