Feb 8, 2018




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Uric Acid

Uric Acid (URIC) Chemistry Lab Test

Name: Uric Acid

Test Name: Uric Acid

Health Link Test Code: URIC

LIS Test Code: URIC

CPT Code(s): 84550

Methodology: Uricase

Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: 4 hours.

Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 hour.

Specimen: Blood

Collection Container: Green cap with yellow ring (PST)

Also Acceptable: Green top, Red cap with yellow ring (SST), Red top

Collection Instructions:

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

Stability Ambient:

3 days

Stability Refridgerated:

7 days

Stability Frozen:

6 months

Sample Analyzed: Plasma or serum

Testing Volume: 0.5 mL

Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.2 mL

Specimen Processing:

Centrifuge. If a complete barrier has not formed, transfer cell-free plasma/serum to plastic vial. Refrigerate.

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to the laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.


 Male:    Female:  
 Age  mg/dL  Age  mg/dL
 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