What is a Urea Blood Test?
Urea provides essential information about how well the kidneys and liver function. As such it is a waste product from the breakdown of amino acids found in proteins. When protein is broken down in the liver, nitrogen is produced in ammonia and is excreted in the urine. Most diseases that affect the kidneys or liver can affect the amount of urea in the blood.
Why get a Blood Urea test?
To diagnose various diseases – liver damage, urinary tract obstruction, congestive heart failure or gastrointestinal bleeding. And to evaluate kidney function and monitor the effectiveness of dialysis.
✓ Urea: measures the amount of urea nitrogen in your blood.
- Existence of a urinary tract obstruction.
- Congestive heart failure or a recent heart attack.
- Bleeding in the stomach or intestines (gastrointestinal bleeding).
- Aggravated diabetes mellitus.
- Liver disease.
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. Please note that you must present your ID for your appointment.
How long do blood test results take?
Missed appointments or cancellations less than 24 hours prior are not entitled to refunds. Rescheduling is possible but not guaranteed. Please contact the customer service prior to the appointment time to discuss cost and availability options. Please note that we do not draw blood from children under 16 years old.