What is a Urea and Electrolyte Profile Blood Test?
Urea and Electrolytes STD blood test is frequently done to establish normal kidney function or to rule out a significant biochemical salt imbalance in the circulation.
Why get a Urea and Electrolyte Profile Blood test?
Urea and Electrolyte STD blood tests can detect a wide range of conditions:
- Metabolic acidosis.
- Metabolic alkalosis.
- Renal (kidney) impairment or failure.
- Gastrointestinal bleeding.
Sodium: helps your nerves and muscles work correctly.
Potassium: helps your nerves and muscles “communicate” to each other.
Bicarbonate: measures how much carbon dioxide is in your blood.
Urea: measures the amount of urea nitrogen in your blood.
Creatinine: measures how your kidneys are performing on filtering waste from your blood.
How does our Clinic Visit test work?
Please make your appointment online and visit us on-site to have your blood drawn by our Registered Nurse. Avoid having meat-rich meals and doing heavy exercise 48 hours before your appointment. Please note that you must present your ID for your appointment.
How long do blood test results take?
The target turnaround time for Urea and Electrolytes blood test results is one working day. The turnaround time is a guide only and will sometimes depend upon assay run schedules.