URIC ACID, BODY FLUIDS

Mnemonic

BFURIC

Synonym

Purines

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Body Fluid, one sterile container

Handling

If cellular material is present, remove by centrifugation. Indicate source of body fluid on collection container and test request form.

Preferred Volume

0.5 mL

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Specimens collected in fluoride, oxalate or EDTA

Stability

Ambient (15-25°C): 24 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C) 5 days; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 6 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Colorimetry (Uricase)

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

Not established.

CPT Codes

84560

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:33 AM