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Uric Acid, Serum

Mint Green Plasma Separator Tube

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/Li Heparin plasma separator tube/Mint Green top. Also acceptable serum (Gold SST / Red Top Tube); See important Comments
  Micro: 200 µL blood/mint green top bullet/gold top/red top; See important Comments
Stability
Unspun: 4 hours
Spun/separated, Room Temp- 3 days
Spun/separated, Refrigerator: 5 days
Spun/separated, Frozen: 6 months
Availability 24 hrs/day
Turnaround Time   STAT 1hr., Routine 2 hrs.
Reference Range Normal: 
Uric Acid Range (mg/dL)
Female 3.1-7.8
Male 3.7-9.2
Comments

Specimens from patients receiving Rasburicase should be collected in pre-chilled tubes and delivered on ice immediately to the laboratory.

 

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Reviewed by Christopher Parker on July 13, 2021

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
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Chapel Hill, NC 27514