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Test Code BLOD0576 Uric Acid, Plasma or Serum

Useful For

  • Diagnosis and treatment of renal failure
  • Monitoring patients receiving cytotoxic drugs and a variety of other disorders, including gout, leukemia, psoriasis, starvation and other wasting conditions

  • Monitoring toxemia in pregnancy

Methodology

Uricase/Bichromatic End point

Performing Laboratory

Bozeman Health Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Plasma or serum
Container/Tube: Light-green top (lithium heparin gel), red top, or gold top
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Label specimen as plasma or serum.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerated/Frozen

 

Specimen Stability

 

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma or Serum Refrigerated 5 days
  Frozen 6 months

 

Reference Values

Males: 3.5-8.0 mg/dL

Females: 2.6-6.0 mg/dL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

84550