A urinalysis challenge: Answer 2a

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Oct 12, 2012
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2 a. — Try again.

This conclusion could not be established without knowledge of the patient's hydration status, a water deprivation test and perhaps a vasopressin response test. The fact that urine dilution of this magnitude has occurred suggests—but does not prove—that a sufficient population of functional nephrons is present to concentrate urine.

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