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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Possible Meaning of High BUN and SERUM Test
A recent blood test showed the following: BUN 39 HIGH; and SERUM 2.58 HIGH. The prostate is normal. I am an 80 year old male in relative good health, active and eating healthy. I have no kidney pain and normal urinination.
I am not clear about your serum test of 2.58. If this refers to your creatinine then you have lost 75-80% of your kidney function. You need to be evaluated by a kidney specialist in order to determine if any of this kidney function loss is reversible, what is causing it and what can be done to preserve your remaining kidney function.
Thomas Zipp, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University