Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

4 hours

MiChart Code
Uric Acid
Soft Order Code
URIC

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Synonyms

URIC ACID
URIC

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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.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Collect specimen in SST tube. 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.

Collection Offsite

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

Billing Information

CPT Code
84550
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
3084-1

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.