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Test Code LAB13 Uric Acid, Plasma or Serum

Additional Codes

Test Name in EPIC EPIC Test Code Mnemonic
URIC ACID LAB13 URIC

 

Methodology

Uricase

Specimen Requirements

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:
 

Preferred:

Specimen Type: Plasma

Container/Tube: Light-green top (lithium heparin gel)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Hemolyzed specimen is not acceptable.

2. Spin down and separate plasma from cells within 2 hours of draw.

3. If plunger filters are used, immediate removal of plasma is indicated unless an air gap can be created between the device and specimen.
Additional Information:

1. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.

2. If extreme lipemia-use ultracentrifuged specimen.

3. Label specimen appropriately (plasma).

 

Alternate:

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Serum gel

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Hemolyzed specimen is not acceptable.

2. Spin down and separate serum from cells within 2 hours of draw.

3. If plunger filters are used, immediate removal of serum is indicated unless an air gap can be created between the device and specimen.
Additional Information:

1. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.

2. If extreme lipemia-use ultracentrifuged specimen.

3. Label specimen appropriately (serum).

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate 5 Days/Ambient 3 Days/Frozen 6 Months

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Reference Values

0-14 days: 2.8-12.7 mg/dL

15 days-1 year: 1.6-6.3 mg/dL

1-11 years: 1.8-4.9 mg/dL

Males 12-18 years: 2.6-7.62 mg/dL

Females 12-18 years: 2.6-5.9 mg/dL

Adult Males: 3.2-8.2 mg/dL

Adult Females: 2.0-7.4 mg/dL

Test Classification and CPT Coding

84550

Performing Laboratory

Chemistry-

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