UEA

Kidney and liver marker

Urea (UEA)

Urea is a residual product that is formed during the breakdown of proteins and amino acids from the food we put into us

What is Urea?

Urea is a residual product that is formed during the breakdown of proteins and amino acids from the food we eat. When the body breaks down amino acids that come from broken down proteins, the nitrogen is then converted into ammonia which is then converted into urea in the urea cycle.

Urea is analyzed to get an idea of kidney function

What does a high value of urea mean

High levels of urea in the blood, known as hyperuraemia, can be a sign of kidney damage or kidney diseases such as kidney failure. It can also indicate other conditions such as dehydration, bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract, or increased breakdown of proteins in the body. Therefore, urea is an important biomarker for assessing kidney function and evaluating patients with suspected kidney disease.

What does a low value of urea mean

In summary, urea plays an important role as a biomarker to assess kidney function and protein metabolism in the body. By measuring urea levels, doctors can obtain valuable information to diagnose and monitor diseases, as well as to plan appropriate treatment strategies.

Tests containing the marker Urea (UEA)

Health checks

Health checks


Woman
Health check - Female

Woman

  • Health check designed for women.
  • Includes a total of 48 health markers.
  • Gives you information about your overall health.
  • Can identify early signs of health problems.

1 750 kr

Man
Health check - Man

Man

  • Health check designed for you as a man
  • Includes a total of 45 health markers
  • Gives you knowledge about your general state of health
  • Can identify early signs of health problems

1 750 kr

-13%
Independent health check
Health check on your terms

Independent health check

  • Analysis of 46 health markers.
  • For control of vital health areas.
  • Self-referral without a doctor.

1 495 kr1 295 kr

-7%
Health check Large
  • Health check - Large.
  • Analysis of 52 health markers.
  • Helps you identify outliers.

1 950 kr1 795 kr

Kidney tests

Kidney tests


UEA
Kidney test

Urea

  • Measuring your urea level
  • Gives insight into how your kidneys are doing.
  • Indicates possible impaired kidney function.

39 kr