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Test Code URIC Uric Acid, Serum or Plasma

Performing Laboratory

Huntsville Hospital Laboratory/ Madison Hospital Laboratory

Methodology

Uricase Reaction

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Lithium heparin (light green-top)

Acceptable: Serum Gel

 Draw blood, spin down and send 1 mL (pediatric:  0.2 mL) of plasma or serum.

Specimen Stability Information

 

Specimen Type

Temperature

Time

Plasma,lithium heparin / Serum

RT, spun 

3 days

  Refrigerated, spun 7 days

 

Reject Due To

 

Hemolysis

Mild:

ok

Gross:

ok

Lipemia

Mild:

ok

Gross:

ok

Icterus

Mild:

ok

Gross:

Reject

 

Reference Values

 

Age

Male (mg/dL)

Female (mg/dL)

0 – 30 days

1.2 – 3.9

1.0 – 4.6

1 – 11 m

1.2 – 5.6

1.1 – 5.4

1 – 3 years

2.1 – 5.6

1.8 – 5.0

4 – 6 years

1.8 – 5.5

2.0 – 5.1

7 – 9 years

1.8 – 5.5

1.8 – 5.5

10 – 12 years

2.2 – 5.8

2.5 – 5.9

13 – 18 years

2.1 – 7.6

2.2 – 6.6

>18 years

3.4 – 7.0

2.4 – 5.7

 

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

CPT Coding

84550

Secondary ID

HHA260

LOINC Coding

Test Name LOINC Code

Uric Acid, Serum or Plasma

3084-1