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Test Code 1009

Test Details

Uric Acid

Uric acid is the final product of purine metabolism.

Methodology

Enzymatic colorimetric

Patient Preparation

None

Preferred Specimen

1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) collected in serum separator tube (SST/Tiger Top)

Alternate Specimen

1.0 mL EDTA plasma (0.5 mL minimum) collected in plasma separator tube (Pearl Top)

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated (ship on frozen cold packs)

Stability

Refrigerated: 7 days

Lab Values

Lab Values

Uric Acid

Male

  • Optimal: <7.0 mg/dL
  • Borderline: 7.0-10.0 mg/dL
  • Increased Risk: >10.0 mg/dL

Female

  • Optimal: <6.0 mg/dL
  • Borderline: 6.0-10.0 mg/dL
  • Increased Risk: >10.0 mg/dL
Test Details
Clinical Significance

Clinical Significance

Uric Acid

Elevated uric acid elevations are seen in renal disorders, gout, leukemia, psoriasis, starvation, and patients receiving cytotoxic drugs.

Lab Values
Treatment Options

Treatment Options

Uric Acid

  • Treatment is based on etiology of elevation.
  • Consider additional diagnostic tests as indicated.
Clinical Significance