Urea Test

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Also known as: BUN (Blood Urea Nitrogen) Test
Related tests: Creatinine; Urinalysis

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To evaluate kidney function and monitor the effectiveness of dialysis

When to Get Tested?

If you have non-specific symptoms that may suggest a kidney problem or if you are suddenly ill or have a long term illness that may cause or be made worse by kidney disease

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in the arm

Test Preparation Needed?