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Urea and Electrolyte Panel

£49

Urea and Electrolyte Panel

Urea and Electrolyte Panel

This is an extensive test that builds on the kidney function test and additionally includes key markers such as sodium, potassium, chloride and bicarbonate which are commonly measured electrolytes in the blood stream. Electrolyte samples need to be delivered to laboratory within 6 hours

Biomarkers:

Biomarkers:

  • Sodium  is an electrolyte involved in fluid balance and nerve function. Testing for sodium levels is necessary to evaluate electrolyte imbalances, dehydration, or certain medical conditions. Monitoring sodium levels helps assess hydration status, guide appropriate treatments, and maintain electrolyte balance for overall health and well-being. A low sodium level can be dangerous and testing helps monitor for this.

  • Potassium is a crucial electrolyte involved in nerve function, muscle contraction, and maintaining heart rhythm. Testing for potassium levels is necessary to assess electrolyte imbalances, kidney function, or certain medical conditions. Monitoring potassium levels reveals and helps manage conditions such as electrolyte imbalances, hypertension, or kidney disease. A high or low potassium level can be dangerous and testing helps correct this.

  • Chloride is an electrolyte involved in maintaining fluid balance and regulating pH levels. Testing for chloride levels is necessary to assess electrolyte imbalances, kidney function, or certain medical conditions. Monitoring chloride levels helps diagnose and manage conditions such as dehydration, kidney disorders, or blood pH imbalances. Monitoring chloride level is important in situations like persistent vomiting and/or diarrhoea. Chloride imbalances may occur with changes in levels of the other electrolytes.

  • Urea is a waste product that is filtered out of the bloodstream by the kidneys and passed out of the body in the urine. Urea tests are used to show how well the kidneys are working as well as an indicator for diseases affecting the kidneys and liver.

  • Creatinine is a waste product produced by muscles and the kidney removes it via the urine. Creatinine tests are used as an indicator of whether the kidneys are working normally.

  • Bicarbonate Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate: Bicarbonate is an important electrolyte that helps regulate the body’s acid-base balance. Testing for bicarbonate levels is necessary to evaluate acid-base imbalances, kidney function, or certain medical conditions. Monitoring bicarbonate levels helps diagnose and manage serious conditions metabolic conditions and kidney disorders. Testing is particularly useful in people with kidney disease for monitoring.

Turnaround time:

2-5 Working Days


If you require same day results, an extra payment of £20 can ensure you get your results by midnight on the day of testing; this is Subject to availability and turn around times. Please email info@epicarehealth.co.uk or call us on 01793 535041 to enquire.

Note:

This service is only available to the age of 16 and above.


Furthermore, Any Cancellation within 48 hours prior to appointment will incur a charge of 20% of total service cost.



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