Urea (BUN) Testing
How to check your Urea levels with a home fingerprick blood test kit
What Is An Urea Test For?
An Urea test is also known as a Blood Urea Nitrogen test.
Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) is a waste product naturally produced in your body.
Proteins eaten in your diet are processed by the liver and during this process blood urea nitrogen is released into the blood.
The BUN is passed to your kidneys and then healthy kidneys flush it from the body in urine.
As such, abnormal levels may indicate an issue with your kidney function.
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Urea Testing UK Statistics 2021
7.0% of people tested have Urea levels which are too high.
And 0.4% have levels that are too low.
The average Urea result is 5.7 mmol/L
Note what is normal for you may differ for your age and gender.
Men tend to report higher Urea in their blood than women.
As many as one in ten men tested have high levels of Urea
of people have Urea blood levels in the normal range. Do you?
Are you in the 92.6% with normal results?
What If Urea Test Levels Are High?
High urea levels suggest poor kidney function, which can often be due to acute or chronic kidney disease.
However, many other conditions can affect urea levels including dehydration, urine flow obstruction or diseases which reduce blood flow to the kidneys.
Consultation with a medical practitioner is advised and further blood tests may be required.
What If Urea Test Levels Are Low?
Low urea levels are uncommon and often reflect a diet low protein diet or small body type. This is not usually a cause for concern.
They can be seen in severe liver disease or malnutrition but are not used to diagnose or monitor these conditions. Low urea levels are also seen in normal pregnancy.
How To Test Urea?
The Urea (BUN) Test allows you to accurately check your levels of Urea in a fingerprick blood sample.
You can check your Urea levels by buying a home fingerprick blood test kit below. Your sample is then professionally analysed in an accredited laboratory for total reassurance. The Vitall Kidney Function Home Test Kit includes a Urea test and is available for just £69.
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