Uric Acid, Serum or Plasma
0020026
 
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
URIC
Methodology
Quantitative Spectrophotometry
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Plasma separator tube or serum separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
Allow serum tube to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Body Fluid (refer to Uric Acid, Body Fluid, ARUP test code 0020513).Urine (refer to Uric Acid, Urine, ARUP test code 0020481).  
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 6 months  
Reference Interval
By report (reports may vary based on instrumentation).
Interpretive Data
Note
CPT Code(s)
84550
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0020026Uric Acid, Serum or Plasma
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Cross References
  • Serum Urate
  • UA