Uric Acid (24 Hr Urine)

Test Code

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
24 hour urine specimen. No preservative necessary

Transport 24 urine container in sealed plastic bag

Transport Container
24-HR. Urine Collection Container

Transport Temperature
Room Temperature

Specimen Stability
Room Temperature = 4 days
Refrigerated = n/a
Frozen = n/a

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Incorrect specimen type, insufficient sample volume, improper storage conditions, exceeds specimen stability guidelines, contaminated sample.


Setup Schedule

Report Available

Clinical Significance
Urine uric acid may supplement serum uric acid testing when trying to identify conditions in which there is alteration of uric acid production or excretion, e.g., gout, leukemia, renal disease. The amount of uric acid excreted may be useful in treating asymptomatic hyperuricemia. Measurement of urine uric acid is important in the investigation of urolithiasis.

Performing Laboratory
CompuNet Clinical Laboratories, LLC
2308 Sandridge Drive
Moraine, OH 45439

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.