Last updated: Thursday, 28, October, 2010
Creatinine, urea, electrolytes.
Urine microscopy and culture.
Renal failure - chronic
Urine microscopy and culture; collect any solid material passed in urine and submit (in formalin) for histopathological assessment (sloughed papilla).
Urinary tract tumour, especially
Urine cytology. FNAB, lesion biopsy, as appropriate.
Typically follows an acute overdose, but may result from prolonged use of smaller doses of paracetamol-containing analgesics, particularly in patients with pre-existing liver disease. Paracetamol; AST, ALT, GGT.
See Hepatic failure