The nurse is reviewing the metabolic panel of a patient in sepsis. The nurse would suspect acute renal failure with a BUN and creatinine level of:


•Option three has an elevated BUN and creatinine, which is indicative of renal failure.

•Normal range for BUN is 7-22 mg/dL.

•Normal range for Creatinine is 0.5-1.4 mg/dL.

•The remaining options have either one or both labs within normal range. In general, when the BUN increases, so does the creatinine.

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