Investigation : Urea
Specimen type : Serum
Spec container : Serum Gel 
Volume required : 5 ml
Reference range : 2.5 - 7.8 mmol/l
Turnaround : <24 hours

Please note change to National Pathology Harmonisation reference range from 16th April 2012.(LWH locations with pregnant patients were excluded from the National Range - June 2014).
Prior to this date the reference range was 2.5 - 7.0 mmol/L

Additional information on serum urea and its clinical use can be found here: serum urea.

Guidelines on fluid balance\replacement and Acute Kidney Injury can be found here.


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