LOINC
Version 2.66

59570-2Urea nitrogen [Moles/volume] in BloodActive

Component
Urea nitrogen
Property
SCnc
Time
Pt
System
Bld
Scale
Qn
Method

Additional Names

Short Name
BUN Bld-sCnc
Display Name Beta
Urea nitrogen (Bld) [Moles/Vol]
Consumer Name Alpha
Urea Nitrogen (BUN), Blood

Part Description

LP14492-0   Urea nitrogen
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/] Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Basic Attributes

Class
CHEM
Type
Laboratory
First Released
Version 2.32
Last Updated
Version 2.34
Order vs. Observation
Both

Reference Information

Type Source Reference
Webcontent Lab Tests Online®Copyright Copyright 2001-2019 American Association for Clinical Chemistry. Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN)

Member of these Panels

LOINC Long Common Name
67767-4 HEDIS 2012 panel
72199-3 HEDIS 2013 panel
74234-6 HEDIS 2014 Value Sets

Member of these Groups

LG49776-4 Urea nitrogen|Pt|Bld
LG2994-4 Urea nitrogen|SCnc|Pt|ANYBldSerPl

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
尿素氮:物质的量浓度:时间点:全血:定量型:
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
ureumstikstof:mol/volume:moment:bloed:kwantitatief:
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Azote uréique:Concentration de substance:Temps ponctuel:Sang:Quantitatif:
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Azote uréique:Concentration de substance:Temps ponctuel:Sang:Quantitatif:
fr-FRFrench (France)
Urea nitrogen:SCnc:Pt:Bld:Qn:
el-GRGreek (Greece)
Άζωτο ουρίας:Συγκέντρωση ουσίας:Χρονική στιγμή:Αίμα:Ποσοτική:
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Azoto ureico:SCnc:Pt:Sangue:Qn:
pt-BRPortuguese (Brazil)
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Азот мочевины крови:МолКонц:ТчкВрм:Кр:Колич:
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Nitrógeno ureico:Concentración de sustancia:Punto temporal:Sangre:Qn:
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Üre azotu:SubKons:Zmlı:Kan:Kant:

Example Units

Unit Source
mmol/L Example UCUM Units
mmol/L Original Submission

LOINC FHIR® API Example - CodeSystem Request Get Info

https://fhir.loinc.org/CodeSystem/$lookup?system=http://loinc.org&code=59570-2