Ordering Recommendation

Aids in the diagnosis of gout (synovial fluid). Refer to aruplab.com/bodyfluids for additional clinical indications and interpretive information.

Mnemonic
URIC-FL
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

Drain, Peritoneal/Ascites, Pleural or Synovial fluid.

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge to remove cellular material. Transfer 1 mL body fluid to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimen types other than those listed. Specimens too viscous to be aspirated by instrument.

Remarks

Specimen source must be provided.

Stability

Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 6 months

Reference Interval
Interpretive Data

For information on body fluid reference ranges and/or interpretive guidance visit https://aruplab.com/bodyfluids/

Compliance Statement B: For laboratory developed tests not using a RUO kit, and for FDA approved, cleared or 510(k) exempt assays with alterations. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

84560

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020513 Uric Acid, Body Fluid 53612-8
2013069 Uric Acid Fluid Source 31208-2
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Aliases
  • Uric Acid, Synovial Fluid
Uric Acid, Body Fluid