A 28-year-old male asked:
what is the definition or description of: blood urea nitrogen?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Marshall Kaplan answered
53 years experience Urology
Metabolic waste : It's level helps evaluate renal function elevation can mean poor renal function or GI bleeding.
Answered on Apr 23, 2018
Dr. Mathew Sorensen answered
21 years experience Urology
BUN: Blood urea nitrogen is a blood test that is used to evaluate kidney function and hydration status. The urea nitrogen comes as a normal biproduct of protein metabolism in the liver. With decreased kidney function and dehydration, BUN will increase.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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