Also Known As
Urea and Electrolytes
Formal Name
Urea and Electrolytes
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U&E and EUC are commonly used abbreviations of urea and electrolytes and are requested when assessing kidney (renal) function and electrolyte balance. Urea may or may not be included in the routine profile used by your local laboratory. Creatinine is frequently included and so the request may be just U&E or some combination of the letters E/U/C. For more information on the tests included please follow the blue links above which will take you to the relevant parts of our website.