Renal Question #33
The nurse is caring for a client with glomerulonephritis and is reviewing the laboratory data. What laboratory findings will the nurse expect to find with glomerulonephritis? (Select all that apply)
- Elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR).
- Elevated blood urea nitrogen (BUN).
- Negative renal biopsy.
- Delayed uptake and excretion of radioactive dye in renal scan.
All of the laboratory findings will be found except a negative renal biopsy. Biopsy will be positive for glomerulonephritis and it may also be useful for treatment and prognosis, especially since glomerulonephritis is responsible for many cases of end-stage renal disease.