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BUN (Blood Urea Nitrogen) Lab Values

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10-20 mg/dL
(10) tin to (20) dollar-bill

Normal ranges vary depending on the reference range used by the lab, but anywhere between 10-20 mg/dL is considered normal. Elevated levels may indicate kidney dysfunction; however, it can also be due to nonrenal factors, such as infections, GI bleeding, dehydration, and excessive muscle breakdown.

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