Miscellaneous Uric Acid

Test Code
MISURAC

CPT Codes
84560

Preferred Specimen

Body fluid specimen, including but not limited to: Cerebrospinal Fluid, pleural fluid, pericardial fluid, peritoneal fluid, or synovial fluid. Note fluid type in order comments or on patient specimen label.



Minimum Volume
1 mL

Instructions

Collect body fluid in a body fluid collection bag or other sterile container and transport to lab. Refrigerate if transport will be delayed. Note fluid type in order comments or on patient specimen label.

This test is for measurement of Uric Acid on Body Fluids.  For measurement of Uric Acid on Plasma or Serum, order URAC.  For measurement of Uric Acid on Urine, order URUA.



Transport Container

Body fluid collection bag or sterile container



Transport Temperature
Room Temperature or Refrigeration

Specimen Stability
Room Temperature - 4 hours; Refrigerated - 24 hours

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Gross viscosity or turbidity

Methodology
Colorimetric

Setup Schedule

Daily upon receipt



Report Available
Upon completion of analysis

Limitations
Gross viscosity or turbidity may interfere with testing.



The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.