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What Are Normal Blood Urea Nitrogen Levels
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
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 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?
First things 1st.: Why did you have the test? No test should be interpreted in a vacuum. Most of the time the abnormality described is pretty meaningless. But attempting to answer your question requires we know about your medical history. ...Read more
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
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?
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