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Uric Acid

SIM

12570 

CPT

84550 

Synonyms

Uric Ac 

Specimen Type

Plasma or serum 

Container

3.5 ml Green - Lithium heparin plasma separator 
4.0 ml Gold-top serum separator 

Collection Instructions

None

Volume

2 ml plasma or serum 
Min: 0.5 ml 

Additional Information

none

Patient Preparation

none

Specimen Processing Instructions

Plasma:  Centrifuge at 3380 rpm’s (±100) for a minimum of 10 minutes

Serum:  Allow to clot.  Centrifuge at 3380 rpm’s (±100) for a minimum of 10 minutes

Centrifuge within 2 hours of collection.

Transport Requirements

Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

Room temperature:  8 hours   Refrigerated: 5 days 

Rejection Criteria

•  If not centrifuged within 2 hours of collection. 
•  Gross Hemolysis

Reference Range

Males:  3.6 – 8.5 mg/dl

Females:  3.4 -6.9 mg/dl

Critical Value

none 

Test Includes

Uric Acid 

Methodology

Timed-Endpoint method 

Testing Frequency

Daily, Monday - Sunday 

 

Reviewed By

Sandy Hammett 

Reviewed Date

1/31/2018

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