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Serum Urea Nitrogen
kidney dysfunction: Creatinine is a byproduct of muscle metabolism and is excreted by the kidneys. High serum creatinine generally indicate kidney damage.High levels can be seen in muscle damage, people who consume creatine supplements. BUN is also a byproduct of protein metabolism which is excreted by the kidneys.If serum BUN and creatinine are elevated, it suggests that there may be kidney dysfunction. ...Read more
I am a 53 year old male, recently got medically tested. Blood urea nitrogen is 51.24mg/dl ; creatinine serum is 5.46mg%. What is the significance ?
Liver chemical: This is a measurement of a concentration of urea in the blood stream and is related to the health of the liver. If the liver is dysfunctional, the level - termed BUN - will rise. This is part of most blood screening tests. ...Read more
Normal: Seems normal- however could be slightly abnormal if this is a 90 yr old emaciated female or a very small child. ...Read more
Urea cycle stops: The ammonia that the body generates during metabolism doesn't get detoxified by being turned into urea. ...Read more
BUN liver: Urea is produced thru the ornithine cycle in the liver thus BUN levels reflect functioning of the liver/kidneys. ...Read more
Can a patient with ongoing blood transfusion be extracted with blood to be tested for Blood Urea Nitrogen?
Of course: And results are basically valid. BUN is unlikely to be much elevated in infused blood as it's taken from healthy folks. ...Read more
What does a 27 mg/dl bun(blood urea nitrogen) and 1.3 mg/dl creatinine mean? I'm 6 weeks pregnant.
I had a cmp done at doctors . Everything was normal except anion gap At 3. My blood urea nitrogen at 21 . ( doc said cuz I fasted).. Why is this low?
Is it possible to have high creatinine, high blood urea nitrogen and high potassium levels simultaneously?
Absolutely yes: This is exactly what is seen with kidney (renal) failure. I am not making a diagnosis on this information alone. I can only advise strongly that anyone with elevation in bun, cr and potassium, as listed above, should see his/her physician immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Worried about protein in urine. Urea nitrogen 12 creatinine serum 0.6 eGFR 116.8 AST 20 alt 30 albumin 3.9 1+ blood and 1+ protein in urine. ?
Stop worrying: 1+ protein in the urine is seldom a sign of anything at all. Most often, it's from standing up. Some folks lose protein during the day, but if you empty your bladder before you go to sleep and then check your urine in the morning, it's protein-free. Ask your physician about this. However, I am MUCH more concerend about the blood. This needs a workup especially if it's not lifelong. ...Read more