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Is Bun And The Urea Nitrogen Result In Cmp The Same Thing
The comprehensive metabolic panel (cmp) is a panel of blood tests that serves as an initial broad medical screening tool. The cmp provides a rough check of kidney function, liver function, and electrolyte and fluid balance. The cmp is an expanded version of the basic metabolic panel (bmp), which does not include liver tests. A cmp (or bmp) is usually ordered as part of ...Read more
If the majority of potassium in the body is in red blood cells and very little in serum why is serum potassium level used to diagnose hypokalemia?
It's what matters: The serum potassium is in equilibrium with the tissue concentrations, which must be maintained within a very narrow range for the heat to be able to maintain its beat. Your question is a good one and reflects a common misunderstanding. It's not the total body potassium that matters, just the amount that's actually affecting the electrical system outside the heart & brain cells. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Adjunct only: If you truly have renal disease, evidenced by a seriously and consistently elevated BUN and creatinine, then your focus needs to be on scientific, modern, evidence-based treatment that will keep you off dialysis / transplant service. You're welcome to use the ancient plant-based medicines as adjuncts but keep your nephrologist informed. ...Read more
What is the most common cause of the creatinine and bun to be in the normal range and the GFR to be a low 51?
Here are some...: Blood urea nitrogen reflects extrinsic nitrogen intake and blood concentration. Hence, the common causes for mild elevated BUN are dehydration and high-protein diet under assuming kidney works well. In addition, kidney failure or poor circulation like heart failure may cause BUN to rise. To know more how it may mean, testing blood for creatinine, BUN, BUN to Creatinine ratio has been the standard. ...Read more
Can your protein level come down in a microalibium test? And what is the difference between that and regular dipstick? Would protein show up in both
Proteinuria: Urine protein detected by dipstick in current practice identifies Albumin and misses positively charged proteins such as myeloma (monoclonal) proteins. In most situations microalbuminuria will not lower serum Albumin since te liver easily compensates. This is the "pathological" response that actually results in the associated derrangements seen clinically in pts with proteinuria like high lipids. ...Read more
How does the bun/creatinin ratio relate to the egfr? Both of these levels are low but both the bun and creatinin levels were right in the mid range.
Co-tango usually: The BUN is usually 10 times the creatinine. When the creatinine goes up, the BUN goes up similarly to roughly keep this proportion, in most kidney disease states. The notable exception is when the creatinine goes up say by 20% to 1.2, but the BUN goes up *5 to 50. This strongly suggests a pre-renal state, commonly dehydration. Mild elevations of BUN with normal creatinines aren't of concern. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can a modest increase in plasmocytes mean when the rest of the blood count is normal? The result is 0.07 and the reference value is <0.01
Need more info: This piece of information is not useful in giving you any intelligible answer. Please have a hematologist look at the blood counts with differential. Plasmacytosis in itself associated with many disease processes. ...Read more
A test showed Serum sodium of 134 mmo1/L. Is this dangerous and can it be caused by Flecainide/Warfarin? Remainder of Urea and electrolytes normal.
No danger: Your sodium level is just one point below the lower limit of normal and that is not a dangerous situation. You may have just taken water before the test. ...Read more
Hi is blood urea, serum cretanine and BUN all the same! What is their range in adult male. Is there a different range for diabetics.
No : BUN and creatinine are not the same . They both can help in determining organ function (kidney). BUN measurements very slightly by age, labs performing test and the units used to report the result. The same applies to creatinine. Generally speaking bun can range 5-21, creatinine 0.5-1.2. When it comes to diabetics the same parameters are used . ...Read more
Lots of things: This can be fine for a growing child or teen, an older person with subclinical paget's (extremely common), or even someone who's non-fasting and just happens to raise the intestinal alk phos on eating. It's also normal for late pregnancy or if you have a healing fracture (you might not even know about, say, a foot stress fracture.). ...Read more
What is the most likely cause of protein and ketones in urine, egfr of 78%, negative cultures and normal blood results.
How much?: Miss a meal and you'll have +1 ketones in your urine. Many people have trace proteinuria and this is okay. You may also have orthostatic proteinuria caused by standing up -- some people are like this -- and this is easily ruled in or out by checking your first-voided urine in the morning. Forget "most likely"; you do need to have the cause found. Best wishes. ...Read more
Protein level in my urine analysis is marked as "f.trace" is it normal ? wheres as W.B.C 14-16 and R.B.C 2-4 ,pH acid , What does the results indicate
Is a Potassium Blood test result of 5.3 mmol/L and a BUN result of 19mg/dL indicate anything, if all other CBC and CMP results are in range?
Normal creatinine: Your creatinine (c) can be brought to your baseline line level if its elevation is caused by acute renal failure, renal failure by an obstruction that is relieved in time or by stopping renal toxic agents such as motrin-like drugs. Most of the time, the cause of an elevated c is not reversible as it is due to some disease affecting the kidneys. See a nephrologist for more information. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer