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Test Code URIC Uric Acid, Serum


Necessary Information


Patient's age and sex are required.



Specimen Required


Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Collection Instructions:

1. Serum gel tubes should be centrifuged within 2 hours of collection.

2. Red-top tubes should be centrifuged and aliquoted within 2 hours of collection.


Useful For

Diagnosis and treatment of renal failure

 

Monitoring patients receiving cytotoxic drugs and a variety of other disorders, including gout, leukemia, psoriasis, starvation and other wasting conditions

Method Name

Photometric, Uricase/Quinone-Imine Dye Formation

Reporting Name

Uric Acid, S

Specimen Type

Serum

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  180 days

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Reference Values

Males

1-10 years: 2.4-5.4 mg/dL

11 years: 2.7-5.9 mg/dL

12 years: 3.1-6.4 mg/dL

13 years: 3.4-6.9 mg/dL

14 years: 3.7-7.4 mg/dL

15 years: 4.0-7.8 mg/dL

≥16 years: 3.7-8.0 mg/dL

Reference values have not been established for patients who are <12 months of age.

 

Females

1 year: 2.1-4.9 mg/dL

2 years: 2.1-5.0 mg/dL

3 years: 2.2-5.1 mg/dL

4 years: 2.3-5.2 mg/dL

5 years: 2.3-5.3 mg/dL

6 years: 2.3-5.4 mg/dL

7-8 years: 2.3-5.5 mg/dL

9-10 years: 2.3-5.7 mg/dL

11 years: 2.3-5.8 mg/dL

12 years: 2.3-5.9 mg/dL

≥13 years:  2.7-6.1 mg/dL

Reference values have not been established for patients who are <12 months of age.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; Continuously

Analytic Time

Same day/1 day

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

84550

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
URIC Uric Acid, S 3084-1

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
URIC Uric Acid, S 3084-1