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URIC ACID, URINE, TIMED

Mnemonic

U URIC T

Synonym

Urine Uric Acid - Purines

Includes

Urine Uric Acid, Urine Uric Acid/Day

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Preferred: 24 hour urine without preservatives, refrigerate during collection. Also acceptable: Other timed urine collections.

Handling

Collect urine over 24 hours. Refrigerate during collection. Mix urine well before removing aliquot. Record collection time interval and total volume on the transport tube and test request form.

Preferred Volume

2.0 mL urine

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL urine

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

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

250-750 mg/day

CPT Codes

84560

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:44 AM


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