URIC ACID,RANDOM URINE

Code
500.4800
Name
URIC ACID,RANDOM URINE
Category
None
Department
Chemistry
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
CPT Codes
84560
Site
Main Lab
Reference Test
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Urine, random

Volume

1.0 ml

Transport Info

Analyze ASAP

Room Temperature after NaOH addition
1 day stability after NaOH addition

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

Reference ranges not available for random urine

Methodology

Enzymatic

Clinical Significance

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

Increased levels of uric acid in urine are used to identify patients at risk for stone formation, genetic defects, and nephrolithiasis.

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