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Blood work done these are the results Urea nitrogen 22.2 high Urea nitrogen / creatinine 20.6 high Being a hep c patient Concern or not ?

Blood work done these are the results 
Urea nitrogen   22.2 high
Urea nitrogen / creatinine 20.6 high
Being a hep c patient Concern or not ?

Creatinine level?: 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 may be normal. You did not provide creatinine level but by calculating from the data you gave it is 1.08 and it is normal. You do not need to worry about these results. Do take treatment for Hep C as it is curable ...Read more

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Urea Nitrogen (Definition)

Urea nitrogen abbreviated BUN is a chemical in the blood that results from the body's use of proteins and is a waste product. Urea nitrogen is processed in the liver and the kidneys and eliminated from ...Read more


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Uriine-urythocytes high, ketones 20,leukocyte esters large, leukocytes 40, nitrates positive. In blood-leukocytes high, urea nitrogen low. Am i dying?

Uriine-urythocytes high, ketones 20,leukocyte esters large, leukocytes 40, nitrates positive. In blood-leukocytes high, urea nitrogen low. Am i dying?

You have a uti: when a urinalysis shows large Leukocytes and nitrites positive you have a urinary tract infection and need antibiotics pending the culture report. On your blood test, you said leukocytes high which indicates infection. if you have fever and chills and back pain, could be kidney infection and may need treatment at Emergency Room now. You are not dying, but need urgent treatment ...Read more

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What does it indicate if you have a high level of blood urea nitrogen?

What does it indicate if you have a high level of blood urea nitrogen?

Kidney issue: In general, a high BUN is indicative of an issue with kidney function or overall dehydration. All blood tests need to be interpreted in context. ...Read more

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What is meant by urea nitrogen and is it dangerous?

What is meant by urea nitrogen and is it dangerous?

No: Blood urea nitrogen is excreted by the kidneys and low levels are quite normal. When there is a reduced function of the blood flow to the kidney or kidney failure, the BUN rises, but it is not very specific. There are other tests to measure degrees of kidney dysfunction. ...Read more

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Blood work came back and my creatinine level is 0.49 and urea nitrogen is 7. What does this mean?

Blood work came back and my creatinine level is 0.49 and urea nitrogen is 7. What does this mean?

Nothing: Stop worrying. Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside at either end. Low BUN and low creatinine in someone who's not obviously horribly sick never mean anything. ...Read more

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What is the most likely reason for having an abnormally high blood urea nitrogen level?

See below: High urea level can reflect dehydration , other causes include high protein intake, and decreased kidney function. ...Read more