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Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN)


  • Serum

  • Older adult (> 60 years): 8-21 mg/dl
  • Child to adult (1-40 years): 5-20 mg/dl
  • Infant (birth-1 years): 4-16 mg/dl

  • To evaluate renal function
  • To monitor patients in renal failure or those receiving dialysis therapy

  • Acute or chronic renal failure
  • Shock
  • Renal artery stenosis
  • Hemorrhage
  • Postrenal obstruction
  • Stress
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Burns
  • Increased protein intake
  • Dehydration
  • Hyperalimentation
  • Ketoacidosis
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Long-term steroid therapy

  • Overhydration
  • Starvation
  • Intravenous therapy
  • Low-protein diet
  • Acromegaly
  • Severe liver damage











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