Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

2 hours

MiChart Code
Uric Acid, 24 HR Urine
Soft Order Code
URICQ

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Enzymatic Colorimetric (Uricase)

Test Usage

Evaluation of uric acid metabolism

Reference Range

250 - 750 mg/TV (with average diet) (24 hour collection). Random urine collections are reported in units of mg/dL, for which reference values are not established.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

24 hour urine collection or random sample. Container MUST be labeled with date and time collection started and finished. Instruct the patient to collect the first morning void in a plastic container. Screw the lid on securely. Transport the specimen to the laboratory. Refrigerate during collection. Any test requiring a 24 hour urine collection with no preservative may also be run on this specimen.

Collection Offsite

Collect 24 hour urine specimen with no preservative. Aliquot 10 ml into a plastic urine container and refrigerate. Record total 24 hour urine volume and collection dates/times on request form. Random urine also acceptable.

Normal Volume
5 mL aliquot of 24 hour urine collection or 2 mL aliquot of random urine collection.
Minimum Volume
2 mL aliquot of 24 hour urine collection or 1 mL aliquot of random urine collection.

Billing Information

CPT Code
84560
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
URICU 3086-6 URICQ 3087-4

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As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.