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Primary Care Liaison

Chronic Renal Failure

  • Initial work-up

    • Electrolytes
    • Urea, creatinine
    • Calcium, Magnesium Phosphorus
    • FBE
    • Urine analysis
    • If proteinuria on dipstick, do spot protein/creatinine ratio.

    Recommended pre-referral treatment

    Please ensure you have

    • Growth records
    • Previous radiographic studies, including films and reports (US, VCUG)
    • Previous laboratory test results

    When to refer

    • Refer if creatinine>normal for age


    References and more reading

    • Paediatric Handbook (2009). Renal conditions and enuresis. Chapter 32 (pp546-566). Colin Jones and Annie Moulden. Eighth Edition, Blackwell Publishing. By the staff of the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.

    Guideline developed by RCH Gastroenterology. First published Jan 2008. Reviewed August 2009. Please read  Copyright and Disclaimer