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Bun Creatine Ratio
Don't treat a lab: Bun/creatinine ratio varies with hydration, diet, and kidney status; if high and the person's kidneys aren't working well, they may just be dry or shocky. You can lower your ratio simply by drinking a few glasses of water. But why? There's no point. I eat a lot of protein and mine tends to be a bit high, but that doesn't mean i'm sick. The big picture is everything. ...Read more
Means normal kidneys: BUN (blood urea nitrogen) is a test for a number of certain chemicals in the blood. Creatinine is a specific chemical that is released from the muscles. These are filtered out by the kidneys into the urine. The ratio of 18 means 18 to 1 of BUN to creatinine ; it is normal. If the ratio is higher that means the circulation is not delivering blood fast enough to the kidneys. If the ratio lowers to 1. ...Read more
My son has a bun/creatine ratio of 6--he is 24 years old and i wanted to know if this is acceptable range?
Yes: Nothing to worry about in these numbers, rest assured. Let us know if there is anything else you are alarmed about! ...Read more
My 3 year old son has a blood text it came very hight level of bun/creatine ratio. It came 56.67 im so consern please what's that mean?
Kidney disease?: Your childs blood test results indicate that he may have a kidney problem.Talk to your doctor about seeing a pediatric kidney specialist. ...Read more
Bun/creatine ratio is 24.was fasting and hydrated. creatine alone is 0.73 just slightly low. have liver disease. why ratio high?
BUN Cr. Ratio: is useful in the differential diagnosis of acute or chronic renal disease. Reduced renal perfusion, e.g., congestive heart failure, or recent onset of urinary tract obstruction will result in an increase in BUN/Creatinine ratio. Increased urea formation also results in an increase in the ratio, e.g., gastrointestinal bleeding, trauma, etc. When there decreased urea in liver disease, ratio is low. ...Read more
Urinary frequency have anything to do with a bun/creatine ratio of 31 and a bun of 26 or was i just dehydrated?
Is BUN Creatine ratio 20 and CO2 level 29 a cause for concern? My lab says these are elevated but they're right on the border
Likely normal: Most likely normal. The real answer is related to the reason for why you had them checked. If for a well visit, employment, etc the answer is as above. If for symptoms, looking for a cause, then these results might still help in understanding your condition. ...Read more
I know it's not good. Drink diet pop all day. But Y would my labs show LOW sodium (129) low bun/creatine ratio? I drink lot of sodium?? Neuro confused
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