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Urea (urine)

Urea (urine)

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
ID Tests&Tubes0131
Turn Around A&E: N/A
Day Case: N/A
In-Patient: 6 Hours
Out-Patient: 24 Hours
GP: N/A
Send to Blood Sciences Cross Site
Contact For further details please contact Leeds Pathology customer services: leedsth-tr.pathologycustomerservice@nhs.net.
Collection Con Instructions for Lab Staff: Standard lab processing - No special requirements.
Sample REQ Urine
Ref. Range Notes Blood Sciences Refernce ranges available through the useful information and links page:
https://www.leedsth.nhs.uk/a-z-of-services/pathology/blood-sciences/useful-information-and-links/
Units mmol/L for random sample, or mmol/d for 24 hour collection
Telepath UREU1L