Uric Acid, Urine
0020481
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
UURIC
Methodology
Quantitative Spectrophotometry
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
24-hour urine. Refrigerate specimen during collection. Also acceptable: Random urine.  
Specimen Preparation
Urine pH must be adjusted to greater than 8.0.  If pH is less than or equal to 8.0, adjust pH to greater than 8.0 by adding 5 percent NaOH.  Mix well and allow entire 24-hour collection to stand for 15 minutes. Recheck pH and readjust if necessary. Transfer one 3 mL aliquot from a well-mixed 24-hour collection to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) Record total volume, collection time interval, and pH on transport tube or aliquot tube and on test request form.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens with pH less than 8.0. Urine collected with acid.  
Remarks
  
Stability
Ambient: 4 days; Refrigerated: 4 days; Frozen: 2 weeks  
Reference Interval
Uric Acid: 250-750 mg/d  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
Reference interval for random urine has not been established.
CPT Code(s)
84560
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0020207Creatinine, Urine - per volume
0020208Creatinine, Urine - per 24h
0020218Uric Acid, Urine - per volume
0020219Uric Acid, Urine - per 24h
0097110Total Volume
0097111Hours Collected
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Aliases
  • urine uric acid concentration
  • urine uric acid level