|Description||UREA, the major end product of protein catabolism in animals, is primarily produced in the liver and secreted by the kidneys. It is the primary vehicle for removal of toxic ammonia from the body. Urea is widely used in the agricultural industry as a fertilizer as well as an animal feed additive. Milk urea is often monitored to determine the amount of protein in an animal’s diet. Additionally, small amounts of urea can be found in many kinds of fermented foods and beverages.|
Reagent Genie’s Urea (BUN) Test Strips are based on Urease catalyzed conversion of urea to ammonium and carbon dioxide. The pH of the reaction medium is monitored by a chromogen and the intensity of the product color is directly proportional to the urea concentration in the sample. The Urea Test strips allow for rapid and inexpensive quantitative determination of urea or blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and do not require sophisticated laboratory instruments.
|Application||Direct determination of urea concentrations in food and beverage samples as well as biological samples.|
|Key Features||Fast and sensitive. Use of 20 µL sample. Semi-quantitative measurement between 0-1500 mg/L (undiluted) urea.||•||Convenient. No expensive lab equipment needed.|
|•||Sample treatment and assay can be performed in under 15 minutes.|
|Sample||Serum, plasma, urine, etc|
|Procedure||Approximately 15 min|
|Shelf Life||6 months|