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Urinalysis: urea

Contributor(s): Karen Gerber, Andy Torrance

Overview

  • Serum urea Blood biochemistry: urea is a screen for renal diseaese, especially with clinical signs of vomiting, weight loss, non-regenerative anemia Anemia: non-regenerative , polyuria, polydipsia, anuria/oliguria, chronic urinary tract infection or dehydration.

Sampling

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Tests

Methodologies

  • In practice: reagent strips (urease splitting method) - semiquantitative/crude method.
  • Spectrophotometric analysis.
  • Ammonia-sensitive electrodes.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from VetMedResource and PubMed.
  • Brobst D (1989) Urinalysis and associated laboratory procedures. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 19(5), 929-949.

Other sources of information

  • Willard M D & Tvedten H (2003) Small Animal Clinical Diagnosis by Laboratory Methods. 4th edn. Saunders.


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