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Uric Acid

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Test Description
Uric Acid
Synonym(s)
UA, Urate
Test ID
URIC
General Information
Uric acid measurements are used in the diagnosis and treatment of numerous renal and metabolic disorders, including renal failure, gout, leukemia, psoriasis, starvation or other wasting conditions, and of patients receiving cytotoxic drugs.
Specimen Type
Serum
Alternate Specimen Type
Red, Li-heparin plasma, K2EDTA
Specimen Requirements
SST
Stability
7 days at 4‑8 °C
3 days at 20‑25 °C
6 months at -20 °C
Methodology
Enzymatic Colorimetric
Estimated TAT
0-2 days
Testing Schedule
Monday-Saturday
CPT Code(s)
84550
Minimum Sample Volume
1 mL
Pediatric Min. Volume (if applicable)
500 uL
Reference Range
Males: 3.4‑7.0  mg/dL
Females: 2.4‑5.7 mg/dL
Performing Lab
Incyte Diagnostics
LOINC Code(s)
3084-1