Explanation Of The Results Of Medical Check-ups?
Good morning doctor,
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Ureum is one indicator of kidney function tests that are routinely performed, usually in unison with creatinine. The concept is quite simple, urea and creatinine are substances that are not supposed to be in the blood, and the organ responsible for disposal is the kidneys, by putting it in the urine. So that if the blood test is high, it can be said that there is interference with the kidneys in filtering and removing the two substances.
Normal urea levels in blood tests are <30 mg / dL and creatinine <1.5 mg / dL. This value may vary slightly depending on the laboratory conducting the examination, but the difference will not be too significant to change one's diagnosis. In your case, the number 16, 24 mg / dL falls into the normal category and that way you don't need to worry nor do you need to continue the examination.
But if one day the number is high, or you meet someone with a high number in that section, consult an internist for further examination. The possibilities can vary, can be acute and chronic kidney failure, kidney infections, kidney cysts, kidney stones and tumors or cancer. So, hopefully answering your question.