Veripath Test Directory

Epic Test Name BUN
Components
Synonyms BLOOD UREA NITROGEN, UREA NITROGEN
Description
Specimen Requirements 
Container Preferred Green PST (lithium heparin) collection tube, Acceptable Plain RED or SST.
Specimen Type Blood
Preferred Collection Volume 3 mL
Minimum Collection Volume 3 mL; Neonates - 0.5 mL
Collection Instructions
Specimen Handling
Rejection Criteria
Methodology Urease/glutamate dehydrogenase
Reference Range >18 years (6-23 mg/dL); 12-18 years (5-18 mg/dL); 0 day -11 years (4-19 mg/dL)
CPT Code(s) 84520
Department Chemistry
Contact Information Lab (main): 214-633-5227
Turn Around TimeSTAT < 1 hr; Routine less than 4 hrs
Performed Sunday - Saturday
Performed by Chemistry
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Notes
Updated/Reviewed 4/14/17


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