Pathology Handbook

Urea

Synonyms

-

Part of Profile

U&E

Request Form 

Request on ICE

Availability

On request.

Specific Criteria

None 

Turnaround Time

Same day 

Specimen

Serum; Yellow top (SST) tube

Volume

2 mL

Container

Vacutainer gold top

Collection

 -

Causes for Rejection

Unlabelled sample
Not meeting specific criteria for analysis. 

Reference Range

Up to 7 days: 0.7 - 6.7 mmol/L

7 days - 1 year: 1.4 - 5.4 mmol/L

1 - 13 years: 2.5 - 6.0 mmol/L

Adult: 2.3 - 6.7 mmol/L