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Renal Tubular Acidosis: Sensitivity and Specificity

Introduction: A cause of non-gap metabolic acidosis. There are multiple types (Type I, II, and IV).

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Differential Diagnoses include: Diarrhea

The sensitivity and specificity of findings for Renal Tubular Acidosis are listed below. See the left navigation bar to change the display.

Sensitive and Specific Findings

Finding SensitivitySpecificity Comments, Study
Urine Anion Gap Edit 100%100%

UAG > 0, indicating a low [NH4+] in the urine

Differential Diagnosis: Diarrhea

Study: N Engl J Med. 1988 Mar 10;318(10):594-9. PMID 3344005