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Urea

Also known as: Urea nitrogen; Urea
Formal name: Blood Urea Nitrogen
Related tests: Creatinine; Creatinine Clearance; eGFR; CMP; BMP; Urinalysis; Microalbumin

 

  • Why should I do it?

To evaluate kidney function or monitor the effectiveness of dialysis and other treatments related to kidney disease or damage

 

  • When should I do it?

As part of a routine comprehensive or basic metabolic panel or when you are acutely or chronically ill with a condition that may cause or be worsened by kidney dysfunction

 

  • What Kind of Sample is Needed?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in the arm

 

  • Test Preparation Needed?

None