[quote]Zack Nelson wrote:
but also to kidney function if one wanted to be extra cautious.
How do you recommend assessing kidney function? Typically creatinine is used - but this is innaccurate with BBers. Due to high muscle mass their creatinine will be higher (big son of a bitch syndrome).
One forgotten kidney measure is specific gravity. With early kidney disease the kidneys have a hard time concentrating urine - so urine always has a low specific gravity.
There are a load of kidney function indicators. No one measure is typically definitive without considering the entirety though. Activity level, hydration and supplementation can all have significant transient effects on many of hte readings.
As you wrote, the specific gravity of urine can be useful (it can vary widely though).
BUN is a very standard measure (high = potential kidney issue; low reading could be liver-related); uric acid; albumin levels in blood panel; protein in urine… I’m sure there are more but that’s all I have off the top of me head.