BUN related question


I have had a bad virus or “cold” with sore throat, runny nose, and congestion and fever. However, since I had a blood test coming up I made sure I ate well for the few days before the blood draw.

Today I stopped by the doctor’s office for a copy of my results. I was surprised to see that my BUN was 25. Does anyone know if being feverish and sick could affect blood tests? I was assured it would not, but now I wonder. Also, BUN/Creatinine ratio is 31.

I am going to see my doctor on the 20th for a physical and am sure she will discuss the results with me. But I can’t help wondering.

By the way, my Trigs are 68, HDL 58, LDL 14, LDL/HDL ratio 3.6. Even though my total cholesterol is 278, I am thinking this isn’t bad. Anyway, I really don’t worry about cholesterol.

(Empress of the Unexpected) #2

Trigs and hdl look great. But an ldl of 14 must be a typo?