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  • Uric Acid

    Test Name:Uric Acid
    Epic Order Code:LAB141
    CPT Code:84550  
    Specimen(s) Type:Plasma or Serum, 0.5 mL
    Acceptable Container(s):
    Testing Schedule:24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
    Turn Around Time:STAT: 1 hour
     Routine: 2 hours
    Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures.
    Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
    Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab within 1 hour, centrifuge the specimen and remove plasma/serum from the red cells. Store and transport at 2-8° C. Specimen must be received in the lab within 24 hours.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport.
    Reference Range:AgeMale mg/dLFemale mg/dL
     0 - 30 days:1.2 - 3.91.0 - 4.6
     30 days - 1 yr:1.2 - 5.61.1 - 5.4
     1 - 4 yrs:2.1 - 5.61.8 - 5.0
     4 - 7 yrs:1.8 - 5.52.0 - 5.1
     7 - 10 yrs:1.8 - 5.41.8 - 5.5
     10 - 13 yrs:2.2 - 5.82.5 - 5.9
     13 - 16 yrs:3.1 - 7.02.2 - 6.4
     16 - 18 yrs:2.1 - 7.62.4 - 6.6
     > 18 yrs:3.7 - 7.02.4 - 5.7
     Critical: > 13 mg/dL
    Additional Information:Calcium dobesilate causes artificially low uric acid results.