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Uric Acid, Serum

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Tube Type

Test ID   LAB141
EPIC Order
  URIC ACID
CPT Code(s)   84550
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   Routine 30; STAT 888
Specimen Routine: 1 mL blood/serum separator tube/gold top/red top acceptable
  Micro: 200 µL blood/serum separator bullet/gold top/red top acceptable
Stability
Unspun: 4 hours
Room Temperature: 3 days
Refrigerator: 5 days
Frozen: 6 months
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day
  STAT: YES 
Turnaround Time   STAT 1hr., Routine 2 hrs.
Reference Range Normal: see Table below
     
Internal Reference Testing Specimen Handling Instructions: Centrifuge, Aliquot, Refrigerate
Comments
Reference Ranges: Serum Uric Acid
Age
Male Ranges
(mg/dl)
Female Ranges
(mg/dl)
0-1 Undefined Undefined
0-12yr 1.8-5.4 1.8-5.4
12-19yr 2.4-8.6 3.0-5.9
20yr+ 4.0-9.0 3.0-6.5
 

Reviewed by gloria_crawford on January 27, 2017

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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