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Test Code NBLD0160 Uric Acid, Random, Urine

Important Note

The preferred test for uric acid measurement in urine is NBLD0259 URIC ACID, 24 HOUR URINE.

Useful For

  • Differentiating acute uric acid nephropathy from other causes of acute renal failure
  • Patients who cannot collect a 24-hour specimen, typically small children, a uric acid to creatinine ratio can be used to approximate 24-hour excretion


Uricase/Bichromatic End point

Performing Laboratory

Bozeman Health Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Urine

Container/Tube: Clean container

Specimen Volume: 10 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect a random urine collection.

2. No preservative.

Specimen Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability


Specimen Type Temperature Time
Urine, alkaline pH Ambient 4 days


Reference Values

No established reference values

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding