What is the role of lab tests in the workup of acute kidney injury (AKI)?

Updated: Dec 24, 2020
  • Author: Biruh T Workeneh, MD, PhD, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Several laboratory tests, including the following, are useful for assessing the etiology of acute kidney injury (AKI) and can aid in proper management of the disease:

  • Complete blood count (CBC)

  • Serum biochemistries

  • Urine analysis with microscopy

  • Urine electrolytes


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