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Uric Acid, Urine

Order Code CH197
Turnaround Time 10 days
Test Includes


Specimen Requirements
Specimen Source
Transport Container
(Specimen Container)

Plastic urine container

Preferred Specimens
10 mL random urine - no preservative
Collection Instructions
(Transport Temperature)
Transport at Room Temperature
Specimen Stability
Temperature Period
Room temperature 7 days
Refrigerated 7 days
Frozen 28 days
Special Instructions

Do not acidify urine. Please aliquot for uric acid testing prior to addition of any acid for those tests requiring preservative and transport at Room Temperature.

Test Details
Spectrophotometry (SP)
Clinical Significance

Uric Acid, Random Urine with Creatinine – Urine uric acid may supplement serum uric acid testing when trying to identify conditions in which there is alteration of uric acid production or excretion, e.g., gout, leukemia, renal disease. The amount of uric acid excreted may be useful in treating asymptomatic hyperuricemia. Measurement of urine uric acid is important in the investigation of urolithiasis.

Reference Ranges

See Laboratory Report