What is the role of urine studies in the workup for chronic kidney disease (CKD) in children?

Updated: Jul 21, 2020
  • Author: Sanjeev Gulati, MD, MBBS, DNB(Peds), DM, DNB(Neph), FIPN(Australia), FICN, FRCPC(Canada); Chief Editor: Craig B Langman, MD  more...
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Urine examination is perhaps the most important test and should be considered a part of the physical examination in all children being screened or evaluated for chronic kidney disease (CKD). It can be performed at the bedside or in the clinic using a fresh urine sample.


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