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Is BUN and the urea nitrogen result in CMP the same thing

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Batt
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: BUN = blood urea nitrogen.
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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
22 years experience Pathology
Kidney function: The blood urea nitrogen (BUN) or simply urea nitrogen is used to assess kidney function. High values are seen in kidney damage, heart failure, bleedin ... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Yes.

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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
First things 1st.: Why did you have the test? No test should be interpreted in a vacuum. Most of the time the abnormality described is pretty meaningless. But attempting ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Sounds fine: They are a little bit high if you're a female, and your kidneys may not be working quite so well as a healthy young person's, but if you are a muscula ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Maybe yes...: ...but the answer depends on the numbers. Certainly these symptoms could go along with significantly abnormal kidney function, but it's the actual BUN ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tamanna Nahar
Specializes in Cardiology
BUN: BUN - blood urea nitrogen.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
33 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Normal: Seems normal- however could be slightly abnormal if this is a 90 yr old emaciated female or a very small child.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: The lab should also report a GFR , based on the creatinine if that is less than 90 it may be abnormal.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Chem panel: Hi, I don't see a reason for concern in your results, your kidney function is just fine, your Potassium slightly high which could be 2/2 diet and dehy ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gross
45 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Renal function: no body worries about low blood work in regard to renal function Low creatinine may be related to low muscle mass
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Urea cycle stops: The ammonia that the body generates during metabolism doesn't get detoxified by being turned into urea.
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