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Blood urea nitrogen test

Blood urea nitrogen test

Blood urea nitrogen test: The blood urea nitrogen test measures the level of urea nitrogen, a break down product of proteins and an indirect measure of both liver and kidney function; this is a routine laboratory test.

Blood urea nitrogen test: Other Names

Other names for Blood urea nitrogen test include:

  • BUN
  • Serum urea nitrogen

Diseases Associated with Blood urea nitrogen test

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Blood urea nitrogen test:

  • Hypovolemia, severe blood/fluid loss (increased levels)
  • Shock (increased levels)
  • Dehydration (increased levels)
  • Congestive heart failure (increased levels)
  • Heart attack (increased levels)
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding (increased levels)
  • Feeding supplement over-ingestion v
  • Excessive protein catabolism (increased levels)
  • Sepsis (increased levels)
  • Renal disease or deficiency (increased levels)
  • Urinary tract obstruction (increased levels)
  • Liver failure (decreased levels)
  • Low protein diet (decreased levels)
  • Overhydration (decreased levels)

Basic Information: Blood urea nitrogen test

Disease or Condition count: 0; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Blood urea nitrogen test' may be involved.

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