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Test Compendium

2003: URIC ACID

Test Code

  • 2003

Test Synonym

  • UA

Volume

  • 1 mL

Minimum Volume

  • 0.15 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Serum

Container

  • Serum Separator Tube, Transfer Tube- Serum, Plain Red Top Tube

Storage

  • Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 1 day

Special Instructions

  • 1 SST

Specimen Stability

  • Stability in serum 5 days at 2-8 °C 6 months at (-15)-(-25) °C Stability in urine (upon NaOH addition): 4 days at 15-25 °C

Reference Range

  • Fasting Sex Message Lines Ref Ranges Unit of Measure
    F 2012 American College of Rheumatology Therapeutic target for gout patients: <6.0 mg/dL >18y: 2.5 -6.5 mg/dL
    M 2012 American College of Rheumatology Therapeutic target for gout patients: <6.0 mg/dL >18y: 4.0 -8.0 mg/dL