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Uric Acid

Order Code CH196
Turnaround Time 24 hours
Test Includes

Uric Acid

Specimen Requirements
Specimen Source
Serum, Plasma
Transport Container
(Specimen Container)

SST (Tiger Top)/ Lithium Heparin/ Sodium Heparin

Preferred Specimens
Minimum Volume (uL)
.5 mL
Collection Instructions
(Transport Temperature)
Transport Refrigerated (cold packs)
Specimen Stability
Temperature Period
Room temperature 72 hours
Refrigerated 7 days
Frozen 6 months
Test Details
Clinical Significance

Uric acid is a metabolite of purines, nucleic acids, and nucleoproteins. Consequently, abnormal levels may be indicative of a disorder in the metabolism of these substances. Hyperuricemia may be observed in renal dysfunction, gout, leukemia, polycythemia, atherosclerosis, diabetes, hypothyroidism, or in some genetic diseases. Decreased levels are present in patients with Wilson’s disease.

Reference Ranges

<5.5 mg/dL (0 Years - 11 Years) Male: <7.6 mg/dL (11 Years - 60 Years) <8.7 mg/dL (60 Years - No Max Age Limit) Female: <6.2 mg/dL (11 Years - 60 Years) <8.0 mg/dL (60 Years - No Max Age Limit)