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URIC ACID, URINE, RANDOM

Mnemonic

U URIC R

Synonym

Urine Uric Acid - Purines

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Urine, one sterile container without preservatives

Handling

Remove particulates by centrifugation prior to analysis.

Preferred Volume

2.0 mL urine

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL urine

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Samples collected using cotton balls.

Stability

Ambient (18-26°C): 24 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 3 days; Frozen (≤-20°C): Unacceptable

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

24 hours

Method

Colorimetry (Uricase)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Not Established

CPT Codes

84560

Last Updated: Monday, June 19, 2017 03:52:19 PM


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