Electrolytes in Urine: Normal Lab Values and Causes of Change


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A doctor is looking at the results of a patient's urine test, and they notice that it contains an excess of vitamin D. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

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1. Which of the following causes an excess of parathyroid hormone?

2. How does Addison's disease affect urine?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Electrolytes like sodium and potassium can be normally present in urine in certain amounts and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of disorders that can alter this. Some things you'll be assessed on include Addison's, Cushing's and hyperparathyroidism

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Definition of hyperparathyroidism
  • Addison's disease
  • Cushing's syndrome

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about electrolytes in urine
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define Cushing's, Addison's, and other disorders that affect urine electrolyte concentrations
  • Knowledge application - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how certain disorders affect electrolytes in urine

Additional Learning

To learn more about urine electrolytes, review the accompanying lesson Electrolytes in Urine: Normal Lab Values and Causes of Change. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define and explain the effect of hypoparathyroidism, hyperparathyroidism and hypervitaminosis D on urine calcium and phosphorus
  • Define and explain the effect of Cushing's and Addison's on urine sodium and potassium