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ID:208 Uric Acid
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DescriptionUric acid is the final breakdown product of purine metabolism in humans.
IndicationInvestigation of numerous renal and metabolic disorders including gout, myeloma, widespread malignancies, chronic alcoholism, hyperlipidaemia, drugs. Urate is a useful marker of cell damage in the tumour lysis syndrome.
Additional InfoUric acid measurement is not indicated and will not be performed on samples from patients on Rasburicase (as agreed with the CD for Haematology).
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
InterpretationLevels elevated in the above conditions. However, the elevation may be missed in gout due to intermittent or short lived episodes.

TubeSerum or Heparin
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Collection ConditionsUse gold top (serum gel) tube except for Intensive care units, renal unit, transplant unit, patients on IV heparin (use Green/yellow top tube for these patients).
Min. Vol1 mL

Ref. Range (Male)200 - 430
Ref. Range (Female)140 - 360
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes
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Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : MC /RJ. Review due on 21/06/2017 11:48:25. Published By RB on 21/06/2016 11:48:25.