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Urea

Alias: N/A

Discipline: Clinical Chemistry

Test information: Measurement of serum urea has been used for many years as an indicator of kidney function. However, creatinine measurement is now generally accepted as a superior indicator of kidney function. However, urea measurement, in conjunction creatinine measurement, may still provide useful clinical information in particular circumstances.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
N/A
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Gold Top SST BD;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Light Green Top Microtainer BD;
Analytes
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
No
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
4ml
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
N/A
Maximum add on time
5 days
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
RR for Male and Female
Less than 1mth - 0.8 - 5.5 mmol/L
1mth to less than 1yr - 1.0 - 5.5 mmol/L
1yr to less than 16yrs - 2.5 - 6.5 mmol/L
RR Female - 16yrs & above - 2.5 - 7.8 mmol/L
RR Male - 16yrs & above - 2.5 - 7.8 mmol/L
UKAS number
8869
UKAS accredited test?
Yes
Comments
N/A

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Last updated: 09-05-2024