Blood urea nitrogen (BUN) test

Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) is a common blood test used to determine the amount of urea nitrogen in the blood. This BUN test gives important information about how well the kidneys are functioning. If a BUN test reveals higher urea nitrogen levels than normal, it suggests malfunctioning of the kidneys.

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Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) Test Cost in India


Test Type Blood Test
Preparation No special preparation is required.
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Blood Urea Nitrogen test costs in Hyderabad Rs.120 to Rs. 300 approximately.
Blood Urea Nitrogen test costs in Vizag Rs. 50 to Rs.150 approximately.
Blood Urea Nitrogen test costs in Nashik Rs. 80 to Rs. 150 approximately.
Blood Urea Nitrogen test costs in Aurangabad Rs. 70 to Rs. 200 approximately
Blood Urea Nitrogen test costs in Nellore Rs. 70 to Rs. 150 approximately.
Blood Urea Nitrogen test costs in Chandanagar Rs. 120 to Rs. 300 approximately.
Blood Urea Nitrogen test costs in Srikakulam Rs. 80 to Rs. 150 approximately.
Blood Urea Nitrogen test costs in Sangamner Rs. 80 to Rs. 150 approximately.
Blood Urea Nitrogen test costs in Kurnool Rs. 80 to Rs. 200 approximately
Blood Urea Nitrogen test costs in Kakinada Rs. 80 to Rs. 150 approximately.

The cost of Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) test costs in India at different locations may vary

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Normal values of blood urea nitrogen (BUN) -


Age Reference age (mg/dL)
0-1 week 3-12
1 week to 1 year 4-19
1-12 years 5-18
12-60 years 6-20
60-90 years 8-23

Higher BUN levels indicate a kidney problem. Lower BUN levels indicate liver disease, overhydration, and malnutrition.
Any abnormal test results should be discussed with a doctor immediately.

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Frequently Asked Questions


The normal range for blood urea nitrogen varies according to age. For individuals 12-60 years of age, it is 6-20 mg/dl.

A high level of BUN suggests a kidney problem and can also be due to other conditions such as urinary tract obstruction, dehydration, heart failure and severe burns.

The average cost of a blood urea nitrogen (BUN) test in Hyderabad is Rs 120 to Rs 250.

Usually, there are no risk factors, but rarely bruising, bleeding, and infection at the puncture site can be seen.

Low levels of urea nitrogen value indicate a low protein diet, malnutrition, overhydration, or serious liver damage.

  • Cola’s
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Oranges and orange juice
  • Canned foods

A BUN test is recommended in the following conditions -

  • The frequent urge to urinate
  • Discolouration of urine - bloody, brown or foamy
  • Pain while urinating
  • Swelling in wrists, abdomen, arms, eyes, and face
  • Joint pain
  • Dizziness
  • Pain in the mid-back
  • Muscle cramps

Before the BUN test, the person can eat and drink as usual. No fasting is needed before the test.

It is a simple blood sample collection procedure, where only a small amount of blood is collected and sent for examination in the laboratory.

The BUN test results are usually available by the end of the day.

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