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Bun Creatnine Ratio
14 month old pt with BUN of 19 creatnine of .21 and bun/ creatnine ratio of 90, and a normal cbc, should I worry about more than dehydration?
Here are some...: Generally speaking, the level of BUN is associated with nitrogen intake-chiefly from protein; that of creatinine, with individual amount of lean muscles. So, these together could be normal for the baby as long as s/he is active, growing, and healthy. Nonetheless, refer this Q to the doc ordering the test for individual details and specifics. Best wisher to baby's growth... ...Read more
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
Need numbers: It would help to have the actual numbers. The doctor who ordered these tests would be in a better position to advise as s/he knows your health status. ...Read more
My bun to creatinine ratio is 5.7 to 1. What does this mean? Is this a cause for concern? My bun is 6.95 mg/dl and my creatinine is 1.29 mg/dl.
Depends: Normal serum creatinine ranges from 0.7- 1.5 mg /dl in many labs, however one should review the normal range in their lab report. BUN ranges from 6 to 20 mg/dl. High serum creatinine and BUN generally indicate kidney damage.Your labs are normal, however review the lab report with md. ...Read more
What means an elevated BUN to creatinine ratio of 24 if both BUN and Creatinine are individually normal? BUN: 17.7, Creat: 0,75. Take many fluids.Txs
Elevated ratio: Hi Oskcar. You lab levels are normal and your ratio is high due to your low creatinine level. If you had a high BUN-creatinine ratio that was abnormal due to dehydration, your serum sodium and chloride would be high. You did not mention those values in your test results. Were they elevated? If not, you need not worry, if they were, ingest more fluids to reduce them and lower your ratio. ...Read more
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