Uric Acid

Test Code
URIC

Preferred Specimen
1 mL Serum or Plasma (lithium heparin)

Instructions
"Separate from cells within a max of 2 hours from collection time.
Testing Frequency: Performed as ordered"

Transport Container
PST, Plasma Separator

Transport Temperature
Refrigerate

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Stability: 3-5 days Refrigerated

Methodology
Uricase

Reference Range
"M Up to 30 Days 1.2 - 4.9 mg/dL
M Up to 3 Months 1.3 - 5.3 mg/dL
M Up to 6 Months 1.4 - 6.4 mg/dL
M Up to 12 Months 1.4 - 6.7 mg/dL
M Up to 3 Years 1.7 - 5 mg/dL
M Up to 6 Years 2.2 - 4.7 mg/dL
M Up to 9 Years 1.9 - 5 mg/dL
M Up to 11 Years 2.3 - 5.4 mg/dL
M Up to 13 Years 2.7 - 6.8 mg/dL
M Up to 15 Years 2.4 - 7.9 mg/dL
M Up to 19 Years 4 - 8.7 mg/dL
M Up to 999 Years 3.5 - 7.2 mg/dL
F Up to 30 Days 1.3 - 6.2 mg/dL
F Up to 3 Months 1.3 - 5.8 mg/dL
F Up to 6 Months 1.3 - 6.2 mg/dL
F Up to 12 Months 1.4 - 6.2 mg/dL
F Up to 3 Years 1.7 - 5 mg/dL
F Up to 6 Years 2.2 - 4.7 mg/dL
F Up to 9 Years 1.9 - 5 mg/dL
F Up to 11 Years 3 - 4.7 mg/dL
F Up to 15 Years 3 - 5.8 mg/dL
F Up to 19 Years 3 - 5.9 mg/dL
F Up to 999 Years 2.6 - 6 mg/dL"



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.