Numerous conditions or factors can lower BUN and creatinine levels. According to the MedlinePlus website, blood urea nitrogen, or BUN, is a product that forms in your blood when protein breaks down. Tests can measure the amount of urea nitrogen in your blood. Creatinine is a breakdown product of creatine, which is an important component of your...
The blood urea nitrogen or BUN is a blood test that measures the amount of urea nitrogen in the bloodstream. It reflects how well your kidneys are. When a person is dehydrated, false results might be obtained as BUN levels increase when blood is concentrated. Elevated BUN levels indicate dehydration, excessive protein intake and impaired renal function. Low BUN levels indicate over hydration, liver damage and malnutrition.
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New blood test identifies stroke risk following heart surgery with greater accuracy than present methods.
The results of a blood test done immediately after heart surgery can be a meaningful indicator of postoperative stroke risk, a study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has found. An acutely elevated level of blood urea nitrogen (BUN), a measure of kidney function detected through blood testing, was the most powerful predictor of postoperative stroke among the study’s subjects.
Creatinine Serum creatinine levels provide a more sensitive measure of renal damage than do blood urea nitrogen levels. Creatinine is a nonprotein end product of creatinine metabolism that appears in serum and amounts proportional to the body’s muscle mass.