• 05 APR 13
    Assessing Waste Products in Blood

    Assessing Waste Products in Blood

    Excretion of waste products is the kidney’s function. High blood levels of waste products might indicate that the kidney isn’t functioning properly

     

    Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN):

    BUN could be also increased in individuals on high-protein diets and/or hard exercise

     Target Values:

    . Male: 10 – 25 mg/dl

    . Female: 8 – 25 mg/dl

     

    Serum Creatinine (CR): Evaluates kidney function

     Target Values:

    . 0.7 – 1.4 mg/dl

     

     Uric Acid:

    Increased levels are found in people with gout, arthritis and some metabolic disorders.

     Target Values:

    . Male: 3 – 8 mg/dl

    . Female: 3 – 7 mg/dl

     

     Urine Albumin Creatinine Ratio (U Alb:Cr):

    Detects protein in urine. A small amount of protein in urine indicates risk for heart and blood vessel disease.

     Target Values:

    . Less than 30 mg/g