Uric Acid

Sunquest Code:URIC  
Epic Code:LAB141Epic Name:Uric Acid
Methodology:Bichromatic end point
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Green (lithium heparin, gel) (Green (lithium heparin) on ICE, Red (no gel), Red or gold (gel))

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 0.3 mL, 0.1 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Stability: Refrigerated - 3 to 5 days; frozen - 6 months.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (University of Minnesota Health Maple Grove Clinics, Fairview Range - FRMC, UMMC-East Bank, Oxboro Bloom, Fairview Lakes - FLMC, Fairview Ridges - FRH, Fairview Northland - FNMC, Fairview Southdale - FSH, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, M Health Clinic and Surgery Center, Grand Itasca GICH)


Critical Range:GICH only: Greater than 13.0 mg/dL
Reference Range:
Age Female (mg/dL) Male (mg/dL)
0-14 days 2.0-11.0 2.2-11.0
15-11 mo 1.2-5.4 1.2-5.4
1-11 y 1.4-4.1 1.4-4.1
12-18 y 2.1-5.0 2.1-6.5
19 y and older 2.6-6.0 3.5-7.2
 GICH: All ages (female and male) 4.4-7.6 mg/dL    
Use:Evaluate metabolism of urate, including gout and renal stones.

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