Test directory: Uric Acid, Urine

Ordering Code327
Test NameUric Acid, Urine
Alias24 Hr Urine Uric Acid
Random Urine Uric Acid
Preferred SpecimenUrine, 24 Hour
Preferred Container24 Hour Urine Container
Other Specimen/ContainerRandom Urine in Clean Container
Optimum Volume0.5 mL
Collection InstructionsKeep refrigerated during collection
Record entire 24 Hr Vol on container & requisition
10% Sodium Hydroxide added as a preservative.
Handling InstructionsSend a well-mixed, 50 mL aliquot of specimen
Adjust to pH >8.0
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityAmbient after NaOH added: 4 Days
Refrigerated after NaOH added: 4 Days
Rejection CriteriaNaOH not added, Specimen older than stability limits,
Acidified urine, pH <2
Avail. StatNO
Analytic Time1 Day
MethodologyUricase, colorimetric

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
24-Hr Urine Uric AcidALL200-1000200-1000mg/24hr
Total VolumeALLmLSee report.
Total TimeALLminutesSee report.
Uric Acid, UrineALLmg/dLSee report.