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Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN): In a Nutshell (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes

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    00:00 So let's wrap up this part of the video series.

    00:03 A serum BUN test can be done with a venous blood sample.

    00:06 In general, you're looking for a BUN around 7-20 (mg/dL) - that's what is considered normal.

    00:12 Now BUN is an indication of both liver or renal problems that needs further assessment because remember ammonia is a waste product of protein metabolism, is converted to urea to be excreted by the kidneys.

    00:27 Thanks for watching our video today.


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    The lecture Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN): In a Nutshell (Nursing) by Rhonda Lawes is from the course Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) – Renal Assessment (Nursing).


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    1. The product of protein metabolism that is converted into urea
    2. A product of muscle use that is converted into urea
    3. The product of the synthesizing of new proteins to be used in the body
    4. The product that is produced and excreted by the kidneys

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     Rhonda Lawes

    Rhonda Lawes


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