Enzymatic Colorimetric (Uricase)
Diagnosis of gout and other metabolic disorders
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.
Days Test Performed
Daily, 24 hours
Soft Order Code
STAT requests for this test will be performed on a STAT basis (supervisory staff approval is not required).
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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.
0.5 mL serum
0.25 mL serum