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My blood test result just came back and it was great with the exception of:

(1) Blood Urea Nitrogen (27)
(2) Creatinine/Plasma (1.3

Should I be worried?


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replied September 22nd, 2011
Kidney Conditions Answer A27044
Hello, and thanks for your medical question on E Health Forum.‎

Measuring serum creatinine is a simple test and it is the most commonly used indicator of renal ‎function. More important than absolute creatinine level is the trend of serum creatinine levels over ‎time.‎

Serum creatinine is typically reported in mg/dL, In some cases it can be reported in μmol/litre may ‎be used. 1 mg/dL of creatinine is 88.4 μmol/L.‎

The typical human reference ranges for serum creatinine are: ‎
‎ For women 0.5 to 1.0 mg/dL (about 45-90 μmol/L) and ‎
‎ In case of men 0.7 to 1.5 mg/dL (60-110 μmol/L) for men‎

The normal BUN level for healthy individuals is 7-20 mg/dL in adults, and 5-18 mg/dL in children.

Based on the results mentioned by you, the BUN is just above the range and the Creatinine is within normal range. These levels well correlate to the increase in the age of a patient, and are not significant enough to cause worry.

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