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    Hi everyone, thank you in advance for any help.

    I'm currently trying to figure out labs and I am a little confused. I understand some of the basics I'm just having a hard time putting it all together.

    1.) I was looking at a patients labs and do not know why her AST and BUN are elevated.

    What I do know:

    BUN is kidneys, but her Creat is normal, could it be due to dehydration?
    AST is liver, but ALT is normal.

    2.) Patient has a hx of anemia
    RBC, HGB, HCT, are all low.

    Pts SED rate is high, along with an elevated hemocysteine.... does this go along with anemia?

    Pt also has a low platelet count 98,000.