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Glossary: kidney function test, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

kidney function test

(KID-nee FUNK-shun ...)

A test in which blood or urine samples are checked for the amounts of certain substances released by the kidneys. A higher- or lower-than-normal amount of a substance can be a sign that the kidneys are not working the way they should. Also called renal function test.

2007-10-04