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
. Male: 10 – 25 mg/dl
. Female: 8 – 25 mg/dl
Serum Creatinine (CR): Evaluates kidney function
. 0.7 – 1.4 mg/dl
Increased levels are found in people with gout, arthritis and some metabolic disorders.
. 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.
. Less than 30 mg/g