The Kidney Panel is included with the Comprehensive Health Profile.
Urea Nitrogen (BUN) – A waste product of the liver excreted by the kidneys. High values may indicate kidney malfunction and/or dehydration
Creatinine – This is a waste product of muscle metabolism that is discarded by the kidney. It is elevated in kidney disease, muscle wasting disease, and sometimes the day after strenuous physical exercise.
BUN/Creatinine Ratio – Both BUN and creatinine are elevated in kidney failure, but they are elevated differently depending on the cause of the failure. This ratio helps determine the type of kidney failure.
Uric Acid – High values are associated with gout, arthritis, kidney stones and kidney disease. High values can also be caused by the use of diuretics.
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