What is a Blood Urea Nitrogen test?
Urea is the final breakdown product of the amino acids found in the protein. Nitrogen in the form of ammonia is produced in the liver when the protein is broken down. The nitrogen combined with the other chemicals in the liver from the waste product – urea. The urea is released into the bloodstream and carried to the kidneys, where it is filtered out of the blood and excreted in the form of urine.
When is the Blood Urea Nitrogen test recommended?
It is recommended:
To diagnose kidney diseases.
To check the efficacy of treatments being used for kidney diseases like dialysis.
Swelling or puffiness (oedema) around the eyes, wrists, ankles, or tummy.
Tiredness, lack of concentration, poor appetite, and poor sleep.
To check the health of the kidneys.
It is done as a part of the metabolic panel tests for regular health check-ups.
What does it measure?
The blood urea test also called the BUN test measures:
The BUN test checks the urea nitrogen in the blood. Urea, often called urea nitrogen, is a waste product that has been produced as a result of the breakdown of the proteins in the body.
The kidneys work to filter the urea out of the blood so that it can be cleared out of the body through the urine.
As this process unfolds, it is normal for some urea to be in the blood. But when BUN levels are too high, it can be an indication that the kidneys are not functioning well.
This metabolic process creates toxic by-product ammonia. This by-product is rapidly converted into the liver to form urea, which is less toxic and is transported relatively safely in blood.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 6 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Blood Urea Nitrogen test in Bangalore?
The cost of the Blood Urea Nitrogen test in Bangalore is Rs. 120.
How often should I get tested for the Blood Urea Nitrogen test?
The Blood Urea Nitrogen test is prescribed by your doctor after a complete assessment of your conditions.
What are the normal values of the Blood Urea Nitrogen test?
What is the type of sample required?
We require a blood sample for this test.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for the Blood Urea Nitrogen test?
No, fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for the Blood Urea Nitrogen test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book the Blood Urea Nitrogen test in Bangalore?
Log onto www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book the Blood Urea Nitrogen test with Orange Health in Bangalore?
Orange Health is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Bangalore. Or our trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR-approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!
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