The current laboratory approach for diagnosing renal impairment in preterm-infants lacks specificity. An overview of renal physiology is presented, with a more in-depth discussion of laboratory indices that may increase our ability to detect early renal impairment and/or damage.
Identify renal laboratory studies that indicate acute kidney injury.
Discuss the usefulness of common laboratory studies that assess renal function.
Describe when acute kidney injury is most likely, and should be evaluated with renal laboratory studies.
PhD, NNP-BC, FAANP,