Enzymatic Colorimetric (Uricase)
Diagnosis of gout and other metabolic disorders
Male: 3.5-7.8 mg/dl; Female: 2.2-6.0 mg/dl
- URIC ACID
STAT requests for this test will be performed on a STAT basis (supervisory staff approval is not required).
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.