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what does a urea nitrogen level of 27 indicate?

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Dr. Edward Cherullo
23 years experience Urology
Many options: The most common reason for a marginally elevated BUN is dehydration. Blood urea nitrogen can be elevated in cases of renal function impairment. Knowing the serum creatinine can help determine that.
Answered on Oct 5, 2017
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