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Why fast before urea breath test?

Why fast before urea breath test?

Accuracy of test: This urea breath test is for detecting h.Pylori, a bacterium, that can cause peptic ulcer disease.Helicobacter pylori lives in the stomach and breaks down urea.This natural substance found in normal humans.Capsule is swallowed with urea attached to radiactive label c14. After 15 min. Breath into balloon which is analized to determine presence of bacteria. Food and certain medications interfere. ...Read more

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What causes low serum bicarbinate and urea?

What causes low serum bicarbinate and urea?

Metabolic panel: Urea could be low without any significance, sometimes seen in liver failure malnourishment. There could be other rare causes. . Low bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) could from a number of causes depending on the context. Discuss this with your doc. ...Read more

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How can it feel to have a urea breath test?

How can  it feel to have a urea breath test?

Simple to perform: Urea breath test is easy and simple to perform.You are asked to collect sampme of your breath before the test start either blowing into a balloon or blowingbubbles into a bottle containing liquid.Then you are given dose of ures labeled with radioactive c14 or non radioactvec13.The samples are collected after giving the urea. ...Read more

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How to calculate GFR frm urea creat values ?

How to calculate GFR frm urea creat values ?

Calculated GFR: You can calculate the measured GFR by multiplying urinary creatinine measurement x urine volume divided by plasma creatinine x time of measurement i.e. (u[cr] x urine volume)/(p[cr] x time)= creatinine clearance (gfr). ...Read more

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Is Urea Parvum dangerous if you are pregnant?

Is Urea Parvum dangerous if you are pregnant?

It can be: It can be if untreated. It's been know to cause chorioamnionitis, pyelonephritis, neonatal diseases. ...Read more

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What does a urea nitrogen level of 27 indicate?

What does a urea nitrogen level of 27 indicate?

Many options: The most common reason for a marginally elevated BUN is dehydration. Blood urea nitrogen can be elevated in cases of renal function impairment. Knowing the serum creatinine can help determine that. ...Read more

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What is the difference between urea and uric acid?

What is the difference between urea and uric acid?

Basic chemistry: Urea's the basically non-toxic waste we use to get rid of ammonia from burning protein. Uric acid is the waste from discarded purines. Both were found originally in urine, hence the names. ...Read more

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20 percent urea cream can be used to lighten skin?

20 percent urea cream can be used to lighten skin?

Urea cream is used: More to soften or debride thick skin than to lighten skin. Check out these links. http://www.drugs.com/cdi/urea-cream.html. http://m.wikihow.com/lighten-your-skin. ...Read more