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 Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

4 hours

Soft Order Code
URIC
MiChart Code
Uric Acid
Synonyms
  • URIC ACID
  • URIC
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Automation
STAT Availability

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

Specimen Requirements
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.

Alternate Specimen
Red top, Green top (sodium or lithium heparin) tube.
Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL serum
Billing
CPT Code
84550
Fee Code
JA040
LOINC
3084-1
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