Uric Acid, Body Fluid

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Test Name: Uric Acid, Body Fluid
Reference Lab: ARUP
Test Code:  0020513 - URIC-FL
Shipping Temp:  Refrigerate
Specimen Type: 1 mL fluid - Drain, Peritoneal/Ascites, Pleural or Synovial fluid.
TAT:  1 day
CPT Code: 84560 
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FDA Approved Test:  YES_    NO_    LDT_
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Test Code

Alias/See Also
ARUP Code - 0020513 - URIC-FL

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
1 mL fluid - Drain, Peritoneal/Ascites, Pleural or Synovial fluid.

Minimum Volume
0.2 mL

  • Centrifuge to remove cellular material.
  • Transfer 1 mL body fluid to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL).
  • Specimen source must be provided

Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 6 months

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Specimen types other than those listed. Specimens too viscous to be aspirated by instrument

Quantitative Spectrophotometry

Setup Schedule

Report Available
Within 24 hours

Reference Range
For information on body fluid reference ranges and/or interpretive guidance visit http://aruplab.com/bodyfluids/

Performing Laboratory
ARUP Laboratories

Additional Information
ARUP Code: 0020513 - URIC-FL

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.