LP14492-0     Urea nitrogen

DESCRIPTION
  Part: Urea nitrogen
  Description: Urea nitrogen is the waste product formed in the liver when proteins are broken down into their respective amino acids. Once proteins are metabolized in the liver, urea nitrogen is released from the liver to the kidneys via the bloodstream. The kidneys then filter the urea nitrogen out of the bloodstream into the urine. Although the kidneys filter out most of the urea nitrogen in the blood, small traces of stable urea nitrogen remain in circulation. To evaluate kidney function, a blood urea nitrogen test (BUN test) is conducted. High amounts of urea nitrogen in the BUN test indicate complications with kidney function or decreased blood flow to the kidneys. A decrease in urea nitrogen in the BUN test is indicative of severe liver disease or malnutrition. [Lab Tests Online:bun/tab/sample/]
 
 

BASIC PART PROPERTIES
  Construct for LOINC short name: Urea nit
  Type: COMPONENT
  Status: ACTIVE
  Created On: 5/4/2000

LANGUAGE VARIANTS
 
  Chinese (CHINA)  (From: Lin Zhang, A LOINC volunteer from China)   SYNONYMS
  尿素氮     BUN;UN;血尿素氮;血尿素氮(Blood urea nitrogen,BUN,尿素氮);血液尿素氮
 
  Dutch (NETHERLANDS)  (From: NVKC, Dutch Society for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, The Netherlands)    
  ureumstikstof      
 
  French (BELGIUM)  (From: Jean M. Prevost, MD, Biopathology)   SYNONYMS
  Azote uréique     BUN
 
  French (CANADA)  (From: Canada Health Infoway Inc.)    
  Azote uréique      
 
  Greek (GREECE)  (From: Efstratia Kontaxi, MD, MSc, and Evripidis Stefanidis, MD, with technical support from Panagiotis Kontaxis, Diploma of Electrical and Computer Engineering.)    
  Άζωτο ουρίας      
 
  Italian (ITALY)  (From: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche)    
  Azoto ureico      
 
  Russian (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)  (From: Yaroslavl State Medical Academy)    
  Азот мочевины крови      
 
  Spanish (SPAIN)  (From: the Clinical Laboratory Committee of SERVICIO EXTREMEÑO DE SALUD, with the support of BITAC MAP.)   SYNONYMS
  Nitrógeno ureico     Nitrógeno ureico en sangre
 
  Turkish (TURKEY)  (From: LOINC Turkish Translation Group and the Turkish Ministry of Health)    
  Üre azotu      

INTERNAL FIELDS
  Detail Page Created On: 6/20/2019 9:28:12 AM
  Display name: Urea nitrogen
  Preferred Abbreviation: Urea nit