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What Is Bun
Low blood albumen: Hypoalbuminemia is low serum albumin, a blood protein that when low is a general indicator of poor nutrition, or low-protein intake. It can be associated with several disease conditions, or may be nonspecific. If your doctor told you that you have this, ask what his/her examination shows in conjunction with this data and other tests. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Protein: It is a measurement of the amount of albumin in the blood. Albumin is the most abundant plasma protein and functions to prevent fluid from leaking out of vessels (maintain osmotic balance) and to carry certain small molecules and medications. Levels can give doctors clues regarding the patients nutritional state as well as help support certain diagnoses. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need correct value: and units. 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, it would have helped to know the correct result. 23h is not the conventional reporting of BUN results. If it is 23 mg/dL, it is slightly above normal and you should discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more
Serum creatinine: By itself, your serum creatinine (C) is within normal limits. C is dependent on age, sex, race and weight. As you did not mention any personal information, ask the physician (P) who ordered the test. I suspect that if there were a problem with your C level, the P would have told you and you have nothing to worry about. Good luck. ...Read more
High creatinine : Before i can answer your question, i need to know your height and weight. If you are a tall person with a large amount of muscle mass, it is less serious than if you have less muscle mass. See a nephrologist to take a history to see if you have high BP or diabetes. You also need a renal ultrasound and a 24 hour urine collection to assess your renal function and to see if you have proteinuria. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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