Renal Question #33

Question

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)

Answers

  1. Elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR).
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  2. Elevated blood urea nitrogen (BUN).
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  3. Negative renal biopsy.
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  4. Delayed uptake and excretion of radioactive dye in renal scan.
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Explanation

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.

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