BUN/CREATININE RATIO 0000296

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The BUN/Creatinine ratio is useful in finding the diagnosis of acute or chronic kidney disease. Reduced kidney blood flow, such as in congestive heart failure, or recent onset of urinary tract obstruction will result in an increase in BUN/Creatinine ratio. Increased urea formation also results in an increase in the ratio, e.g., gastrointestinal bleeding, trauma, etc. When there is decreased formation of urea as seen in liver disease, there is a decrease in the BUN/Creatinine ratio. In most cases of chronic renal disease the ratio remains relatively normal.

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