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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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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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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?

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