3232 Uric Acid

Specimen Type Specimen Stability Reference Range
Serum 72 Hours 2 - 8° C 2.3-7.6 mg/dL

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum
Container: 1 Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Temperature: Refrigerated
Preferred Vol: 1.00 mL
Min Vol: 0.50 mL

Method

Enzymatic

Schedule

Mon-Sat

Turn-Around Time

24hrs; Also offered STAT at an additional charge

Instructions/Notes

Clinical Utility

To detect high levels of uric acid in the blood, which could be a sign of the condition gout or to monitor uric acid levels when undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment; to detect high levels of uric acid in the urine in order to diagnose the cause.

CPT Codes

84550

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