Fast Five Quiz: Renal Impairment From Hypertension

Michael Weber, MD


August 09, 2022

In evaluating hypertensive emergencies, electrolytes and creatinine levels are used to identify renal impairment. Additionally, dipstick urinalysis can be used to detect hematuria or proteinuria, and microscopic urinalysis can be used to detect red blood cells (RBCs) or RBC casts.

Optional studies include a toxicology screen, pregnancy test, and endocrine testing.

Learn more about the workup for hypertension.


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