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UREA NITROGEN, URINE

Item Value
Available Stat? Yes
Test code UUN
Performed by? Chemistry
Sendout? no
Price range $
In House Availability 24 hours/ 7 days
Principle The analysis is based on a urease-catalyzed hydrolysis of urea to ammonia and carbon dioxide.
Interpretation Determined for calculating urea clearance. Relatively decreased urea excretion is seen in most renal failure states and pre-renal azotemia.
Collection Instructions 5 mL, spot or 24-hr collection

Refrigerate urine during collection. Use no preservative.
Sample type Urine
Normal range 12 - 20 g/24 hrs (4.3 - 7.1 mmol/L)
Stability 4 days at 2-8°C.
References 1. Wybenga, DiGiorgio, Pilegg: Clin Chem, 17:891, 1971. 2. Spayd, R, et al.: Multilayer film elements for clinical chemistry, 24:1343-1344, 1978.

2. Bayer(TM) Clinical Methods Urea Nitrogen (20) B01-4132-01 Advia 1650 Operator's Guide. PN 073-5001-09. Last accessed June 2003. Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics, Malvern, PA.
CPT coding 84540
Last Updated 8/19/2009 1:13:22 PM
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