Sample type: Serum
Test name: U/E (Urea and Electrolytes) a.k.a. UE, U&E
Condition / Indication: Renal Function
Special precautions & notes: Please note electrolyte profile offered is Urea, Sodium (Na), Potassium (K) and Creatinine (except for GPs , who must specify Urea if required). Chloride and bicarbonate may be requested if required. Samples should be sent to the laboratory as soon as possible.
Reference range: See individual tests for further information.
Container: Serum (Gold top)
Alternative container: Li heparin (green top)
Ideal volume (mL): 5 mL
Referred outside NBT for analysis? No
Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry
Section: Automated Laboratory
Turnaround time: Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours