When are electrolytes, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), and creatinine evaluations indicated in the workup of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)?

Updated: Feb 19, 2021
  • Author: Levi A Deters, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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These evaluations are useful screening tools for chronic renal insufficiency in patients who have high post-void residual (PVR) urine volumes. A routine serum creatinine measurement is not indicated in the initial evaluation of men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) secondary to BPH. [1]


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