Nephrotic Syndrome - Blood Picture

Dr Ira Shah
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Nephrotic Syndrome - Blood Picture - Introduction
Hypoproteinemia, low albumin (due to heavy loss of albumin in urine) and elevation of cholesterol and triglycerides are characteristics of nephrotic syndrome. Electrolytes are often normal, although sodium may be factitiously slightly low.

BIOCHEMICAL TEST NORMAL RANGE PATIENT VALUES
LOW NORMAL HIGH
TRIGLYCERIDES 35 - 165 mg / dl     *
CHOLESTEROL 125 - 225 mg / dl     *
TOTAL PROTEIN 6 - 8 Gm / dl *    
ALBUMIN 3.5 - 5.0 Gm / dl *    
A / G RATIO 0.9 - 2.0 *    
ALK. PHOSPHATASE A - 15 - 65 IU / L
C - 70 - 150 IU / L
  *  
CALCIUM
A - 8.5 - 10.5 mg / dl
C - 9.5 - 11.0 mg /dl
  *  
PHOSPHORUS
A - 2.5 - 4.5 mg / dl
C - 2.5 - 5.5 mg / dl
  *  
BLOOD UREA 15 - 45 mg / dl   *  
S. CREATININE 0.5 - 1.5 mg / dl   *  
S.URIC ACID 2.1 - 7.4 mg / dl   *  
SODIUM
137 - 148m.Eq / L *    
POTASSIUM
3.5 - 5.6m.Eq / L   *  
CHLORIDES 99 - 108m.Eq / L *    
BICARBONATE 23.7 - 31.4m.Eq / L   *  
  A - Adult. C - Child,


These normal laboratory values may slightly vary from laboratory to laboratory. Please consult your lab for the same.


Nephrotic Syndrome - Blood Picture Nephrotic Syndrome - Blood Picture 3/6/2001
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