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Test results! bun=6 /hematocrit=34/hct ic =35.1. Is these normal results? The paper i was given shows these are below normal but dr said they were ok

Test results! bun=6 /hematocrit=34/hct ic =35.1. Is these normal results? The paper i was given shows these are below normal but dr said they were ok

What's "normal"?: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside on either end. "normal" doesn't necessarily mean "healthy" in any case. Especially, low BUN in a person who looks and feels well never means anything. Your physician gave you good advice. ...Read more

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My lab test results says. Bun/ creatinine ratio results 28, units h , reference interval lab 8-20. Can someone please tell me what this means.

My lab test results says. Bun/ creatinine ratio results 28, units h , reference interval lab 8-20. Can someone please tell me what this means.

What are the results: Of BUN and creatinine? Ratios often distort the meaning of raw values. 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 one needs to know the actual values to provide an opinion. ...Read more

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I just got my blood/urine test results. I asked for a hard copy for myself. It states that BUN under Comp. Metabolic Panel ( 14) is low ... ?

I just got my blood/urine test results. I asked for a hard copy for myself. It states that BUN under Comp. Metabolic Panel ( 14) is low  ... ?

Low BUN: BUN measures both protein intake and renal function (RF). Creatinine (C) is a better measurement of and is dependent on the person's sex, age, and race. If your C was normal you have nothing to worry about. A low BUN can be seen in people eating a low protein diet. You should ask the physician who ordered the blood test for you for the P's opinion for a more meaningful answer. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of the following blood test results creatinine from 1.67 down to 0.83. Ast(sgot) 50, bun creat ratio 22.00, est GFR less than 60?

What is the meaning of the following blood test results   creatinine from 1.67 down to 0.83. Ast(sgot) 50, bun creat ratio 22.00, est GFR less than 60?

Kidney and Liver T: Egfr (normal >60), creatinine, bun/cr ratio are all lab values to suggest how the kidney function is, ast is an enzyme secreted by the liver, if its elevated there is something wrong with the liver (it varies from mild to severe). Check with your doctor or mentor about the normal values and the abnormal ones. ...Read more

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1 month ago lab tests Cr 0.74mg/dl, BUN 12,1mg/dl.Results today show Cr 1.1 and BUN 19.1.I know both are below limits but is normal this increase?Txs

1 month ago lab tests Cr 0.74mg/dl, BUN 12,1mg/dl.Results today show Cr 1.1 and BUN 19.1.I know both are below limits but is normal this increase?Txs

Renal: This fluctuation can be explained by change in fluid status. You do have hypertension, but if controlled that should not effect your renal function in a month. If feeling OK I would not worry about this. If concerned I would wait atleast a month till I recheck it. ...Read more

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Creatinine serum 1.5 mg/dl gfr 47-nb bun test 27 how bad is this. Can there be ways to improve on these results. Thank you?

Big picture: Everybody's kidney function declines some with age. I'm good with your BUN especially if you eat a lot of protein. And if you're a mature athlete, this may even be fine; creatinine varies with a man's muscularity. When i was lifting weights daily in my early thirties, my creatinine run 1.5 to 1.6 -- perfectly healthy. ...Read more

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Dr wants me to do Creatnine/GFR and BUN but he wants me to drink 1 litter water b4 test. Why the water? Can water mask abnormal results 4 early CKD ?

Dr wants me to do Creatnine/GFR and BUN but he wants me to drink 1 litter water b4 test. Why the water? Can water mask abnormal results 4 early CKD ?

Best guess...: When dehydrated, blood tests can suggest a degree of kidney failure. One clue that dehydration may be contributing to the abnormal tests is a high BUN/Cr ratio. Drinking plenty of water before the next test will clarify the issue rather than confuse it. It is likely that follow-up tests will be done to be sure that your kidney function is stable. It is important to follow pre-test instructions. ...Read more

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Two questions. Will estrogen and other contraceptives affect the serum ACTH test? And will oral hypoglycemics affect BUN results?

Two questions. Will estrogen and other contraceptives affect the serum ACTH test? And will oral hypoglycemics affect BUN results?

Estrogen: In small amounts should not affect ACTH but theoretically, estrogen increases cortisol binding protein needing a little extra ACTH to compensate for the temporary decrease in free cortisol. Second question, they do not but we should be careful because renal imsufficiency makes them stronger ...Read more