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ID:207 Urea (urine)
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DescriptionUrea 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.
Indication
Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
Interpretation

DepartmentBiochemistry
SampleUrine
TubePlain Universal
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsNo restrictions.
Min. Vol1 mL
Freq.Daily

Ref. Range (Male)170 - 580
Ref. Range (Female)170 - 580
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes
Unitsmmol/24h
IP Acute TAT75 min
IP Routine TAT3 hours
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT24 hours
Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : JHB. Review due on 21/06/2017 12:07:00. Published By SM on 21/06/2016 12:07:00.