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Urea (BUN)

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Urea (BUN) Test

To assess the condition of the kidneys.
Testing moment
No fasting needed prior to blood sampling.
Low values causes
  • Liver troubles (hepatic diseases)
  • Too much hydration
  • Meals weak in proteins (e.g. malnutrition)
  • Pregnancy
High values causes
  • Kidney damages (renal insufficiency)
  • Dehydration
  • Meals rich in proteins
  • Certain drugs

Less reliable than creatinine to assess kidney function.

How to get tested

Contact us at 514 975-5226 for a blood test at home for the purpose of evaluating your urea.

Perscription & Insurance

All our tests require a medical prescription recommended by any practicing doctor in the province of Quebec.

These prescriptions are necessary in order to proceed with either test and we urge that all medical requests originating from offices or clinics be duly identified.

All medical analysis requested by your doctor are reimbursed by a majority of private insurance companies!