Which studies should be considered in the initial workup of suspected chronic kidney disease (CKD)?

Updated: Jul 21, 2021
  • Author: Pradeep Arora, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) can have a variety of different presentations depending on the stage of the disease and its cause, as well as patient factors such as age. A detailed history and physical examination is essential. In addition to routine laboratory studies, the workup should include calculation of the estimated glomerular filtration rate (GFR), measurement of albumin levels, and acquisition of radiologic studies.


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