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Urea and electrolytes (U&E - serum)

Urea and electrolytes (U&E - serum)

The U&E profile includes sodium, potassium, urea and creatinine. These tests are used to evaluate renal function.

Tube 01 (SE) - Serum Gel
ID Tests&Tubes0132
Additional Information

Turn Around A&E: 1 hour
Day Case: 6 Hours
In-Patient: 6 Hours
Out-Patient: 24 Hours
GP: 24 Hours
Send to Blood Sciences Cross Site
Contact For further details please contact Leeds Pathology customer services:
Collection Con Intensive care units, renal unit, transplant unit, patients on IV heparin use lithium-heparin (Green with Yellow ring) tube. Minimum volume: 500µl serum / plasma
Instructions for Lab Staff: Standard lab processing - No special requirements.

Sample REQ Blood
Ref. Range Notes Blood Sciences reference ranges are available through the useful information and links page:
Units See Individual tests
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