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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.
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.