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Overview
Interpreting Results
FAQ's

Overview of Urea

What is Urea?

It is done to evaluate the health of your kidneys. It can be done as a part of basic metabolic panel or when you have signs or symptoms suggestive of kidney disease like swelling of face, ankle, lower back pain, changes in urine output etc. It should also be done to monitor the treatment if you are already diagnosed with a kidney disease or in dialysis patients. The test may also be ordered prior to or during certain drug treatment to monitor the kidney function.

Why is Urea done?

  1. As a part of routine health check up or kidney function test 
  2. If you have signs or symptoms of kidney disease like swelling or puffiness around the eyes, face, wrists, blood in urine, decrease amount of urine, poor appetite, mid back pain, high blood pressure 
  3. It may also be ordered to monitor your kidney function if you have chronic disease like diabetes, myocardial infarct or heart failure
  4. To monitor the effectiveness of dialysis

Preparation for Urea

  • No special preparation required

Sample Type for Urea

The sample type collected for Urea is: Blood

Interpreting Urea results

Interpretations

  • Increased BUN levels suggest kidney dysfunction which may be due to acute or chronic kidney disease, or rarely due to congestive heart failure, stress, shock, dehydration etc
  • Decreased BUN levels are not common and usually not a cause for concern. It may be seen in severe liver disease or malnutrition. 

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Urea

Frequently Asked Questions about Urea

Q. Does diet influence the urea levels?
Yes, high protein diet increases the urea levels
Q. What is the difference between blood urea nitrogen and urea?
Urea is a waste product of the kidneys and BUN measures the amount of nitrogen in a given amount of urea. The formula to convert BUN into urea is Urea = BUN X 2.14

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About Dr. Lal Pathlabs

We focus on providing patients quality diagnostic healthcare services in India. Through our network, we offer patients convenient locations for their diagnostic healthcare services and efficient service. With over 3368 diagnostic and related healthcare tests and services offered, we believe we are capable of performing substantially all of the diagnostic healthcare tests and services currently prescribed by physicians in India. Our key competitive strengths are: Business model focused on the patient as a customer and an established consumer healthcare brand associated with quality services, in a market where patients generally choose their diagnostic healthcare service provider. Well-positioned to leverage upon one of the fastest-growing segments of the Indian healthcare industry. A network whose growth yields greater economies of scale, combined with a hub and spoke model that is scalable for further growth. Centralized information technology platform that fully integrates our network and is scalable. Attractive financial performance, financial profile and return on invested capital. Experienced leadership team with strong industry expertise and successful track record. Some of our laboratories have achieved International Organization for Standardization, or ISO, certification for their quality systems. Our National Reference Laboratory has obtained ISO 9001:2008 certification (for the performance of routine and advanced diagnostic pathology testing services, including clinical trials), ISO 15189:2007 (for quality management in medical laboratories), ISO 15189:2012 certification (in the field of medical testing) and ISO 27001:2013 certification (for establishing an effective information management system that maintains and processes information security at our data center).