BUN - Overview: Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN), Serum

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Test ID: BUN    
Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN), Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

The determination of serum blood urea nitrogen currently is the most widely used screening test for the evaluation of kidney function. The test is frequently requested along with the serum creatinine test since simultaneous determination of these 2 compounds appears to aid in the differential diagnosis of prerenal, renal and postrenal hyperuremia.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Photometric, Urease

Also available as part of an Electrolyte panel.

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Bld Urea Nitrog(BUN), S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

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