What is the role of basic chemistry studies in the management of HIV infection?

Updated: Jul 01, 2019
  • Author: Nicholas John Bennett, MBBCh, PhD, MA(Cantab), FAAP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The basic chemistry studies should include serum sodium, potassium, bicarbonate, chloride, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), and creatinine, and glucose (preferably fasting), plus an estimate of creatinine clearance. Fasting glucose is repeated every 3-6 months if abnormal at the last measurement, or every 6 months if normal at the last measurement.


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