acid loading test

Acid Loading Test

A clinical test used to diagnose renal tubular acidosis (RTA), in which a patient takes ammonium chloride tablets for three days to reduce blood pH, followed by collection of serum and urine. RTA is classified based on glomerular filtration rate, serum K+, proximal H+ secretion, urine pH, and urinary anion gap.

acid loading test

Nephrology A test used to diagnose renal tubular acidosis, in which a Pt takes ammonium chloride tablets for 3 days to ↓ blood pH, followed by collection of serum and urine; RTA is classified based on GFR, serum K+, proximal H+ secretion, urine pH, and urinary anion gap
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