Glucose is the basic nutrient for the body. It is highly regulated in the blood stream but does fluctuate for a few hours after eating. Glucose changes may be seen with a variety of metabolic diseases and various organ system abnormalities.
Kidneys are responsible for filtering metabolic waste products, excess sodium and water from the blood stream which is then transferred to the bladder for excretion.
metabolic waste products that the kidneys remove from the blood stream
potential electrolyte imbalances
potentially impacted by decreased renal function
protein potentially decreased with loss through malfunctioning kidneys
The liver is a large organ with many different functions. It processes the blood by removing both bacteria and toxins as well as further breaking down many of the complex nutrients absorbed during the digestion of food into much smaller components for use by the rest of the body.
liver-cell enzyme indicating liver cell injury
liver enzymes that may support bile obstruction
A protein produced in liver potentially decreased with impaired liver function
potential indicators of decreased function
potential support for bile obstruction
potential indicator of lipid metabolism dysfunction
Electrolytes (Na, K, Cl, TCO2, Anion Gap) are critical to body function and must be maintained in very narrow limits. Dehydration is a common cause of electrolyte imbalances, despite how effective the body is at regulating the concentration levels.
The pancreas is a small organ located near the small intestines and is responsible for producing several digestive enzymes and hormones that help regulate metabolism.
pancreatic enzymes potentially represents cell injury/inflammation if increased
if increased, may interfere with AMYL interpretation
potential indication of diabetes related to pancreatic disease
potential decrease associated with pancreatic inflammation
potential secondary liver disease