Uric Acid, Fluid

Message
The type/site of fluid submitted must be noted on the specimen and order. Fluid should be free of mucous, particulate matter, and be non-viscous. All of those factors can affect analysis and may render the fluid non-viable for testing.

Test Code
73868

Alias/See Also
Fluid Uric Acid


CPT Codes
84560

Preferred Specimen
Aliquot of miscellaneous body fluid, type identified, free from hemolysis, particulate matter and mucous.


Minimum Volume
1 mL

Instructions
List specific body site/type of fluid being submitted.

Refrigerate.

20 mL specimen preferred, however, less is acceptable.

Transport Container
Screw-cap container/tube


Transport Temperature
Refrigerate


Specimen Stability
Room Temperature = n/a
Refrigerated = 5 days
Frozen = n/a

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Criteria is variable depending on the specific type of fluid sample received. In general, gross hemolysis, elevated viscosity, and particulate matter may cause interferrences with analytical methods.


Methodology
Enzymatic Colorimetric

Setup Schedule
Daily
AU

Report Available
daily

Clinical Significance
Due to the nature of the specific specimen submitted, analysis may not be performed due to physical properties of the fluid.


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



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