Serum Urea Test
What is Urea Serum Test?
The serum urea test is a laboratory determination that we routinely test in combination with kidney values. This is because a urea determination without kidney values is not meaningful. Serum urea is the end product of protein metabolism.
To whom is a urea test recommended? Is it also recommended for younger men?
The test is performed as part of a normal preventive check-up, as well as for all metabolic diseases and also if kidney disease is suspected. In itself, yes, but in general, urea testing should not be performed based on gender or age, but in the spirit of preventive care.
What are the preparatory steps for such a procedure? What can one expect from it?
One should eat and drink normally. Nevertheless, the blood sample must be taken under fasting conditions. The examination gives information about kidney function as well as nutrition.
What are normal serum urea test values and at what age ranges?
Normal levels range from 10 to 50 mg/dl in the blood but vary by region and age.
What medical conditions indicate high or low serum urea levels?
Blood urea levels that are too high or too low white can occur due to various symptoms or diseases. As examples, obesity, diabetes, a kidney problem, metabolic syndrome….
How is the serum urea test performed? What are the main steps to be followed?
This test is a simple blood draw. There is no high risk here and you can resume your normal activities after the blood draw.
What useful tips can a man follow before and after this procedure?
Blood urea testing is not gender specific, it can affect both women and men of all ages. A change in urea levels is 90% nutritional and only a small percentage is caused by a kidney problem or other diseases. Therefore, a change in these values must always be seen in combination with other diseases.
Urea is not isolated to sex, but affects both sexes. An increase in urea is 90% diet-related and only a very small percentage is caused by renal or other disease. That is why one must always view an increase in urea in relation to all other conditions/diseases.