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27 Aug 2017
Normally, a very small amount of albumin is excreted in urine. The earliest evidence of glomerular damage in diabetes mellitus is occurrence of microalbuminuria (albuminuria in the range of 30…
27 Aug 2017
Two biochemical parameters are commonly used to assess renal function: blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and serum creatinine. Although convenient, they are insensitive markers of glomerular function.   Blood Urea Nitrogen…
26 Aug 2017
One can estimate GFR from age, sex, body weight, and serum creatinine value of a person from the following formula (Cockcroft and Gault):     Creatinine clearance in ml/min =…
26 Aug 2017
Glomerular filtration rate refers to the rate in ml/min at which a substance is cleared from the circulation by the glomeruli. The ability of the glomeruli to filter a substance…
23 Aug 2017
Renal biopsy refers to obtaining a small piece of kidney tissue for microscopic examination. Percutaneous renal biopsy was first performed by Alwall in 1944. In renal disease, renal biopsy is…
17 Aug 2017
In DM, applications of laboratory tests are as follows: Diagnosis of DM Screening of DM Assessment of glycemic control Assessment of associated long-term risks Management of acute metabolic complications. LABORATORY…
16 Aug 2017
Pregnancy tests detect human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in serum or urine. Although pregnancy is the most common reason for ordering the test for hCG, measurement of hCG is also indicated…
15 Aug 2017
 Box 835.1 Contributions to semen volume   • Testes and epididymis: 10% • Seminal vesicles: 50% • Prostate: 40% • Cowper’s glands: Small volume Semen (or seminal fluid) is a…
15 Aug 2017
These tests are available only in specialized andrology laboratories. The tests are not standardized thus making interpretation difficult. If used singly, a sperm function test may not be helpful in…
15 Aug 2017
ANTISPERM ANTIBODIES   The role of antisperm antibodies in causation of male infertility is controversial. The immunological tests done on seminal fluid include mixed antiglobulin reaction (MAR test) and immunobead…
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