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Re: [IP] BUN and Creatinine levels

Normal BUN levels, for someone NOT on hemodialysis are 6-27.   Values of
50-100 are for patients on HD.  Normal creatinine levels are 0.6 to 1.6.  Of
course these are averages and the lab that you have your blood pulled may
have a SLIGHTLY different scale.

Creatinine is the more sensitive indicator of renal function.  BUN can go up
or down based on many things, including your hydration status.

Roxanne Villanueva RD, LD, CNSD
Registered Dietitian
Certified Nutrition Support Dietitian
Cleveland, Ohio
IDDM X 20 years, Pumping X 8 Years with MM

In a message dated 7/17/2002 11:18:33 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
email @ redacted writes:

> BUN is blood urea nitrogen.  The normal level should be between 50 & 100.
> If
> it is lowm you need to eat more protein.  Protein helps keep your muscles
> strong and also helos fight infection.
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