Uric Acid

Test Code
URAC

CPT Codes
84550

Preferred Specimen

Serum (gold top) tube



Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens
Lithium Heparin Plasma (green top) tube

Instructions

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



Transport Container

Serum (gold top) tube or Lithium Heparin Plasma (green top) tube



Transport Temperature
Room Temperature or Refrigeration

Specimen Stability
Room Temperature - 3 days; Refrigeration - 5 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Quantity Not Sufficient, IV Contamination

Methodology
Colorimetric

Setup Schedule

Daily upon receipt



Report Available
Upon completion of analysis

Reference Range

Birth - 16 Years:                           2.0 - 5.5 mg/dL
16 - 35 Years (Female):               2.5 - 6.2 mg/dL
16 - 35 Years (Male):                   3.5 - 8.5 mg/dL
35 - 45 Years (Female):               2.5 - 7.0 mg/dL
35 - 45 Years (Male):                   3.5 - 8.5 mg/dL
Older than 45 Years (Female):     2.5 - 7.5 mg/dL
Older than 45 Years (Male):         3.5 - 8.5 mg/dL



Clinical Significance

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





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.