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Test ID URIC Uric Acid, Serum

Useful For

Diagnosis and treatment of renal failure

 

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


Necessary Information


Patient's age and sex are required.



Specimen Required


Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

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.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
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) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic 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, approved, or is exempt by the US 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.

Report Available

Same day/1 to 2 days

NY State Approved

Yes

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Renal Diagnostics Test Request (T830) with the specimen.