Which chemistry studies are used to assess renal and hepatic function in the workup of sepsis/septic shock?

Updated: Oct 07, 2020
  • Author: Andre Kalil, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael R Pinsky, MD, CM, Dr(HC), FCCP, FAPS, MCCM  more...
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Renal and hepatic function should be assessed with the following chemistry studies:

  • Serum creatinine level

  • Blood urea nitrogen (BUN) level

  • Bilirubin level

  • Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) level

  • Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) level

  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) level

  • Albumin level


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