Research Article| Volume 13, ISSUE 1, P117-129, March 1993

Laboratory Evaluation of Renal Tubular Acidosis

  • James P. Lash
    Address reprint requests to: James P. Lash, MD University of Illinois at the Medical Center, Section of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, 840 South Wood Street (MIC 787), Chicago, IL 60612.
    From the Section of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
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  • Jose A.L. Arruda
    From the Section of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Section of Nephrology, University of Illinois Hospital and West Side Veterans Administration Medical Center; and Department of Physiology, University of Illinois at Chicago Graduate School, Chicago, Illinois
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      In this article, the renal tubular acidoses are briefly described, individual laboratory tests of urinary acidification are reviewed, and the administration and interpretation of these tests are discussed. A systematic approach to the laboratory evaluation of hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis is included.
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