Kidney

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 Urea

Urea is a substance that is formed in the liver when the body breaks down protein.

Urea then circulates in the blood in the form of urea nitrogen.

 Creatinine

Creatinine is a chemical waste molecule that is generated from muscle metabolism.

Creatinine is produced from creatine, a molecule of major importance for energy production in muscles.

Potassium As part of a routine medical examination or to investigate a serious illness, such as high blood pressure or kidney disease.
Sodium

It is one of the blood electrolytes, which are often ordered as a group.Electrolytes are also measured when monitoring treatment involving IV fluids or when there is a possibility of developing dehydration.

Electrolyte panels and basic metabolic panels are also commonly used to monitor treatment of certain conditions, including high blood pressure, heart failure, and liver and kidney disease.

Chloride

Chloride is one of the most important electrolytes in the blood.

Electrolyte panels or basic metabolic panels are commonly used to monitor treatment of certain problems, including high blood pressure (hypertension), heart failure, and liver and kidney disease.

Uric Acid Uric acid is a chemical created when the body breaks down substances called purines. Purines are found in some foods and drinks, such as liver, anchovies, mackerel, dried beans and peas, beer, and wine.