The decreased serum urea nitrogen-creatinine ratio.

Abstract

Sometimes, readily available laboratory data can provide valuable hidden information. Such is the case with the serum urea nitrogen-creatinine ratio. A normal ratio is 8:1 to 10:1. It is well known that an elevated ratio is seen in cases of prerenal or postrenal uremia. Less appreciated are the diagnostic possibilities suggested by a decreased serum urea nitrogen-creatinine ratio (ie, <8). Several clinical circumstances can lead to a decreased serum urea nitrogen-creatinine ratio.

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@article{Jurado1998TheDS, title={The decreased serum urea nitrogen-creatinine ratio.}, author={Ray Jurado and Holly J Mattix}, journal={Archives of internal medicine}, year={1998}, volume={158 22}, pages={2509-11} }