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Test ID URIC Uric Acid, Serum

Useful For

Diagnosis and treatment of renal failure and monitoring patients receiving cytotoxic drugs and a variety of other disorders, including gout, leukemia, psoriasis, starvation and other wasting conditions

Method Name

Photometric, Uricase/Quinone-Imine Dye Formation

Reporting Name

Uric Acid, S

Specimen Type

Serum

Specimen Required

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Serum gel tubes should be centrifuged within 2 hours of collection.

2. Red-top tubes should be centrifuged and aliquoted within 2 hours of collection.

Additional Information: Patient's age and sex are required.

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  180 days

Reference Values

Males

1-10 years: 2.4-5.4 mg/dL

11 years: 2.7-5.9 mg/dL

12 years: 3.1-6.4 mg/dL

13 years: 3.4-6.9 mg/dL

14 years: 3.7-7.4 mg/dL

15 years: 4.0-7.8 mg/dL

≥16 years: 3.7-8.0 mg/dL

Reference values have not been established for patients who are <12 months of age.

 

Females

1 year: 2.1-4.9 mg/dL

2 years: 2.1-5.0 mg/dL

3 years: 2.2-5.1 mg/dL

4 years: 2.3-5.2 mg/dL

5 years: 2.3-5.3 mg/dL

6 years: 2.3-5.4 mg/dL

7-8 years: 2.3-5.5 mg/dL

9-10 years: 2.3-5.7 mg/dL

11 years: 2.3-5.8 mg/dL

12 years: 2.3-5.9 mg/dL

≥13 years:  2.7-6.1 mg/dL

Reference values have not been established for patients who are <12 months of age.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; Continuously

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

84550

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
URIC Uric Acid, S 3084-1

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
URIC Uric Acid, S 3084-1

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.