Name: Uric Acid
Test Name: Uric Acid
Health Link Test Code: URIC
LIS Test Code: URIC
CPT Code(s): 84550
Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.
In-Lab Turnaround Time: 4 hours.
Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 hour.
Collection Container: Green cap with yellow ring (PST)
Also Acceptable: Green top, Red cap with yellow ring (SST), Red top
IMPORTANT: For patients receiving Elitek (Rasburicase), please follow instructions listed in the Test Directory entry "Uric Acid for Patients on Rasburicase".
Collection Volume: 1 mL
Pediatric Collection Volume: 0.4 mL
Sample Analyzed: Plasma or serum
Testing Volume: 0.5 mL
Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.2 mL
Centrifuge. If a complete barrier has not formed, transfer cell-free plasma/serum to plastic vial. Refrigerate.
Transport specimen to the laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.
|0-4 years||2.0-5.5||0-4 years||2.0-5.5|
|5-11 years||3.0-6.0||5-10 years||2.8-6.0|
|12-14 years||3.2-7.5||11-17 years||2.8-6.6|
|15 years and up||3.5-8.0||18 years and up||2.6-6.0|
Interpretation Type: Reference Interval