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I have a 2 year old with increased bun at 22 and bun

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I have a 2 year old with increased bun at 22 and bun creatinine ratio 68 globulin 1.7, albumin/globulin ratio 2.8 and McCain at 87. Just wanting to know what other labs should be done to get to the bottom of what's going on?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.


This is not very meaningfull since the creatinine is normal.

A BUN of 22 is really borderline and non descript.

Mild dehydration could do this.

Same with the globulin.

Labs that should have been done to make sure


CMP [comprehensive metabolic panel]


Stool sample to rule out occult blood.

I don't know what you mean by "mccain at 87."

And what does his doctor say?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
CBC showed the MCV at 87. Sorry phone typed McCain. Urinalysis is being done. On the comprehensive all else was fine. Previous lab showed a low protein, but I started giving him a wholefood protein supplemental shake and brought it back to normal on this last test. Stool sample not done yet. I haven't consulted with his MD yet. I am a DC and usually do all the labs first then take them to the MD to evaluate and give their insight. His doctor is out of town and was a little stuck and concerned since I've tried to make sure that daycare stays on top of giving him enough fluids.. Thanks, ***** ***** is well appreciated.
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.

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