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Test Code URIC Uric Acid

Additional Codes

EMR Interface Order Code: 10150

Collection Container

Serum gel

Specimen Required

Serum

Other Acceptable Specimen Types

EDTA or Heparinized plasma

Specimen Volume

1 mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

0.1 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

Refrigerated: 7 days

Methodology

Spectrometry

Reference Ranges

Females:1.6-7.6,Males:2.6-8.7

Turnaround Time

24 hours for routine, 1 hour for stats

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Test performed daily

CPT Code

84550

Units of Measure

mg/dL

Special Instructions

If the patient is known to be on the tumor lysis drug Rasburicase, blood samples must be kept on ice immediately After Collection, during transport, before analysis, and spun in a Refrigerated centrifuge. This is the only way to prevent a falsely Low uric acid level.