U/E  (Urea and Electrolytes)

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