Specimen: 2 mL (1 mL min.) serum from 1 SST. Ship refrigerated or frozen.
Stability (Room): 2 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 1 week
Stability (Frozen): 4 weeks
Method: Urease UV
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 5 hrs
Usage: Urea is the end product of protein metabolism. It reflects on the functioning of the kidney in the body. Elevated levels are seen in pre-renal azotemia, renal disease, post-renal disease and reduced glomerular perfusion due to shock, dehydration, diarrhea etc. Decreased levels are seen in malnutrition, overhydration, liver disease etc.
Specialty: Nephrologist, Physician
Disease: Disorders of Kidney
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: No special preparation required.