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Test Code NBLD0359 Uric Acid, Synovial Fluid

Useful For

An aid in the diagnosis of gout


Uricase/Bichromatic End point

Performing Laboratory

Bozeman Health Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Synovial fluid

Container/Tube: Light- green top (lithium heparin) tube, red top, or sterile container

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions: Indicate specimen source.

Specimen Rejection: Lavender top (EDTA) tube

Specimen Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability


Specimen Type Temperature Time
Synovial Fluid Ambient 4 hours
  Refrigerated 24 hours


Reference Values

Males: 0.0-7.9 mg/dL

Females: 0.0-5.9 mg/dL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding