What is the role of blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and creatinine levels in the diagnosis of acute pericarditis?

Updated: Apr 02, 2019
  • Author: Sean Spangler, MD; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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Answer

Blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and creatinine levels can be measured to evaluate for uremia. These levels are often elevated with azotemia.


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