Urea and electrolytes is commonly used to identify abnormalities of blood chemistry, primarily kidney (renal) function and dehydration.
This test is requested when assessing kidney (renal) function and electrolyte balance.
They provide useful information about several aspects of health, such as the volume of blood and its ph. The most important aspect of U&Es is what they tell us about kidney functioning.
This test is performed to confirm normal kidney function or to exclude a serious imbalance of biochemical salts in the bloodstream.
This blood test requires a few milliliters of blood from a vein.
Some Common causes of electrolyte imbalance:
- Hormonal imbalance
- Kidney disease
- Intestinal/digestive issues
- Medications like antibiotics, diuretics and those used to treat cancer and heart disease
- Illnesses with symptoms that cause fluid loss/dehydration (e.g. vomiting, diarrhea, sweating)
So, if you are looking for reliable and quality urea and electrolytes test at home, then look no further and book with us to experience truly efficient healthcare service and friendly healthcare professionals.
Gogodoc also provides an educational series of information on various blood tests (*intended for educational purposes only. If you are experiencing symptoms, please reach out to book an online GP consultation with a Gogodoc GP.) Talk to a doctor online at a time that suits you from home with a phone or video appointment. You can easily book an appointment with GP.
Book a video consultation today! and get expert advice.