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Urea and Electrolytes (U&E) is a common blood test to assess kidney function and electrolyte balance.
U&E typically includes sodium, potassium, urea, creatinine and eGFR.
The UK is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and includes England, Scotland (the home of RCPE), Wales and Northern Ireland.
ULN means 'upper limit of normal'.
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USA and US refers to the United States (of America).
NB: for ultrasound, see USS.
An ultrasound scan, or ultrasound (USS) uses ultrasonography: non-ionising, high-frequency sound waves to characterise tissue.
USS is used for diagnosis and investigation (including in pregnant women, obstetric ultrasound) and to guide intervention (such as USS-guided FNA).
PoCUS is a specific example of USS.
NB: To avoid confusion, USS is used in place of US, which refers to the United States (of America).