What is the role of serologic testing 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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Although serologic tests can be informative, the costs can be prohibitive if these tests are not ordered judiciously. Possible tests include the following:

  • Complement levels

  • Antinuclear antibody (ANA)

  • Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)

  • Anti-glomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM) antibody

  • Hepatitis B and C virus studies

  • Antistreptolysin (ASO)


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