Urea is the final degradation product of proteins and amino acid metabolism. In protein catabolism, the proteins are broken down to amino acids and deaminated. The ammonia formed in this process is synthesised to urea in the liver. This is the most important catabolic pathway for eliminating excess nitrogen in the body.
|Tube||08 (UR) - Urine|
|Turn Around||A&E: N/A
Day Case: N/A
In-Patient: 6 Hours
Out-Patient: 24 Hours
|Send to||Blood Sciences Cross Site|
|Contact||For further details please contact Leeds Pathology customer services: firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Collection Con||Minimum volume: 500µl urine
Instructions for Lab Staff: Standard lab processing - No special requirements.
|Ref. Range Notes||Blood Sciences reference ranges are available through the useful information and links page:
|Units||mmol/L for random sample, or mmol/d for 24 hour collection|