URIC ACID

Code
400.2000
Name
URIC ACID
Category
None
Department
Chemistry
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
CPT Codes
84550
Site
Main Lab
Reference Test
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Gold, SST

Volume

1.0 ml

Transport Info

Refrigerated
5 day stability

Frozen
6 month stability

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

2.5-7.5 mg/dL

Methodology

Enzymatic

Clinical Significance

Uric acid measurements are used in the diagnosis and treatment of renal and metabolic disorders, including renal failure, gout, leukemia, psoriasis, starvation or other wasting conditions, and of patients receiving cytotoxic drugs.

Evaluate uric acid metabolism in gout and renal calculus formation; identification of overexcretors important re: risks of stone formation; identify genetic defects; influence of overexcretion on therapy of gout (allopurinol lowers urinary as well as serum urate); evaluate nephrolithiasis.

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