Aids in diagnosis and monitoring of gout or kidney stones. Aids in monitoring uric acid levels in patients at risk for kidney stone development.
Within 24 hours
Plasma separator tube or serum separator tube.
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)
Body Fluid (refer to Uric Acid, Body Fluid, ARUP test code 0020513).Urine (refer to Uric Acid, Urine, ARUP test code 0020481).
After separation from cells: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 6 months
By report (reports may vary based on instrumentation).
Assay interference (negative) may be observed when high concentrations of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) are present. Negative interference has also been reported with NAPQI (an acetaminophen metabolite) but only when concentrations are at or above those expected during acetaminophen overdose.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0020026||Uric Acid, Serum or Plasma||3084-1|
- Serum Urate