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Creatinine high, but BUN level normal, what indicates kidney performance best?

Discussion in 'General Symptoms' started by Bansaw, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. Bansaw

    Bansaw Senior Member

    I have a doctors lab result test back, and she says she's worried about high Creatinine levels.
    I have been on a Paleo high protein diet for four months and am just coming off that this week.

    But I thought that the BUN level was the main indicator...?

    My Creatinine levels were high at 1.32 ( normal range 0.76 -> 1.27 ) mg/dL
    But my BUN was normal at 16 ( normal range 6 -24 ) mg/dL
  2. drob31

    drob31 Senior Member

    I think BUN is more important. High creatinine can sometimes be because of dehydration. They would probably suggest that the test be repeated later on.

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