Test Overview

Test Methodology

Enzymatic Colorimetric (Uricase)

Test Usage

Diagnosis of gout and other metabolic disorders

Reference Range*

Male: 3.5-7.8 mg/dl; Female: 2.2-6.0 mg/dl

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

Test Details

Days Test Performed

Daily, 24 hours

Analytic Time

4 hours

Soft Order Code


MiChart Code

Uric Acid




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Chemical Pathology

STAT Availability

STAT requests for this test will be performed on a STAT basis (supervisory staff approval is not required).

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Specimen Requirements

Offsite Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic container and refrigerate. The drug Rasburicase is a recombinant form of an enzyme that degrades uric acid. A uric acid sample from a patient taking Rasburicase should be collected and transported on ice to prevent degradation of uric acid in the sample.


Yellow Top Tube

Normal Volume

0.5 mL serum

Minimum Volume

0.25 mL serum

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