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differential ureteral catheterization test

 

Definition: a study performed to determine various functional parameters of one kidney compared with the contralateral kidney; ureteral catheters are inserted at cystoscopy into the ureter or renal pelvis bilaterally, and simultaneous measurements are made of urine flow rate, insulin, or PAH (if infused), endogenous creatinine, or various urinary solutes.

Synonym(s): differential renal function test, split renal function test

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