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Recent blood test showed my bun at 18 and my creative at 1.02 both on high end of range, should I be worried ?

Recent blood test showed my bun at  18 and my creative at 1.02 both on high end of range, should I be worried ?

No: If you are a muscular male, these results would be right in the normal range. As it is the results are within normal limits. However, all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/creatinine/my00144. ...Read more

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I recently had some blood test done..creatinine came back as 1.6, BUN is 19, glucose on the high side.....all other measurements are witin the range except for anion gap. anion gap is 13, slightly above range. what does this all mean?

I recently had some blood test done..creatinine came back as 1.6, BUN is 19, glucose on the high side.....all other measurements are witin the range except for anion gap.  anion gap is 13, slightly above range.  what does this all mean?

Hard to say: Without knowing your past medical history and past testing. But from what you mention your testing suggest some element of kidney dysfunction. It's not clear if it's chronic or acute. But you should reach out to your doctor if you have questions too. He/she will know you vest to be able to give you the most accurate description of what's going on. ...Read more

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Test result for Alk Phosphatase below standard range. Others (total bilirubin, bun, albumin, total protein) also low. What could this mean? Next step?

Test result for Alk Phosphatase below standard range. Others (total bilirubin, bun, albumin, total protein) also low. What could this mean? Next step?

See your clinician: There may be nothing "wrong" with you. Note that no test is perfectly accurate. Also, if you're at very low risk for a disease, an abnormal result is less likely to be true. You need to sit down with a clinician to review your tests in light of your overall personal & family medical history, physical findings, & health goals. Next steps include further tests, & watch & wait. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can menstrual cycle cause low bun on CMP (7 on range Normal: 8-20) & low Lymphs, Abs on CBC (1 on range Normal: 1.2-3.4)? What does null mean on a blood test? Thank you very much for your time.

Can menstrual cycle cause low bun on CMP (7 on range Normal: 8-20) & low Lymphs, Abs on CBC (1 on range Normal: 1.2-3.4)? What does null mean on a blood test? Thank you very much for your time.

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, Your test results do not seem to be a cause for concern. Null=zero
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Check next year: The high potassium may simply be due to a little hemolysis during drawing or transportation. If you feel well otherwise, it's your physician's call whether to repeat it or just text next year. ...Read more

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What is a bun test?

What is a bun test?

Blood Urea Nitrogen: It is a test which identifies the breakdown products of urea in your blood. Urea is itself a breakdown product of proteins so that the BUN is an indirect measure of protein metabolism. BUN is elevated in kidney dysfunction, fever, increased catabolism, high protein diet and intestinal bleeding. ...Read more

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My bun test came back it was 21 should I be concerned?

My bun test came back it was 21 should I be concerned?

No.: BUN seems normal. It is more likely related to your intravascular volume and recent diet than anything of clinical import. ...Read more

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I'm 63 female and my bun was 9 on my kidney test is this something to be concern ?

I'm 63 female and my bun was 9 on my kidney test is this something to be concern ?

BUN of 9: Your BUN of 9 is normal and it is also a reflection of your protein intake. Your serum creatinine is a much better guide to help assess your kidney function. If it is not elevated, you probably have reasonable kidney function. Serum creatinine is dependent on age, muscle mass, sex and race. ...Read more

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Hi Dr. If normal range for BUN/Creatinine is 8-20 should I be alarmed if mine is 23?

Hi Dr. If normal range for BUN/Creatinine is 8-20 should I be alarmed if mine is 23?

Bun: It is common for bun to be mildly elevated and to normalize when the test is repeated. The BUN number can be temporarily increased depending on the body current state of hydration. Try hydrating a little a few hours before your next blood test. ...Read more

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Is a bun/ratio of 27 considered high if bun and creatine measurement are within normal range?

Is a bun/ratio of 27 considered high if bun and creatine measurement are within normal range?

Of little concern: Bun/creatinine ratio is of little to no importance unless a physician is looking for an explanation for a person being in significant kidney failure. An older healthy woman is likely to have a lowish creatinine anyway and if you like to eat meat, this raises the bun. This is all harmless. Look at the person, not the numbers, and if your phyiscian isn't worried, forget it. ...Read more

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My son has a bun/creatine ratio of 6--he is 24 years old and i wanted to know if this is acceptable range?

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

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Is this bad? CREATININE 0.46 Low In Range High 0.50-1.05 mg/dL BUN/CREATINI... 30 Low In Range High 6-22 (calc)

Here are some ...: The lab reports could be perfectly normal for you, but just reflecting your lean mass of muscles and lifestyle of protein intake. Nonetheless, collect these Qs of personal healthy issues to your Doc for review and counseling at next follow-up visit. For the time being, always stress practicing healthy lifestyle with no overindulgence disregarding who, what, when, and how you're now. ...Read more

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On my blood test, my BUN was 5. What does that mean?

On my blood test, my BUN was 5. What does that mean?

BUN: Blood urea nitrogen.... It's an indication of kidney function. Your BUN is perfectly normal. ...Read more

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Is a BUN/Creatinine ratio test the same test as a microalblbumin/creatinine ratio test?

Is a BUN/Creatinine ratio test the same test as a microalblbumin/creatinine ratio test?

No: BUN = Blood urea nitrogen, creatinine and albumin are all different chemicals in blood and urine that can be measured. BUN/Creatinine ratio is a blood test. Microablumin/creatinine ratio is a urine test. ...Read more

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I just had a bun test and it came out at 12 is that ok? And my bun/creatinine ratio is 18

Blood Test: A normal BUN level is 7 to 22. So yours is normal. A normal bun/creatinine ratio is 10. A value of 18 usually suggests dehydration. ...Read more

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What is BUN/Creat ratio my hospital range 12.0-20.0 mines was 10.5 so is something wrong with me?

What is BUN/Creat ratio my hospital range 12.0-20.0 mines was 10.5 so is something wrong with me?

Probably not: A 10:1 ratio is "normal", but there are a LOT of variable with this one. Simply being dehydrated is the most common cause of increased ratios, but age, muscle mass, overall health, medications and gender all play parts. I often caution both patients and students/residents to treat the patient, not the labs. If you're otherwise healthy and take care of yourself, don't get too worked by numbers. ...Read more

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Im a 46 year old female and had some blood tests done that came back with a bun of 4 and a ck of 59?

Reference ranges: Why did you have the tests done? What are normal ranges for these tests in the lab that did these tests? Your BUN is low, but not be abnormal, ck may be slightly elevated, but still may not indicate any disease. ...Read more