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Urate - Blood

Source Blood
Mnemonic

URA

If patient is on Rasburicase (Fasturtec), refer to Urate - Blood for Patient on Rasburicase

Specimen Requirements

1 x 3 mL or 4.5 mL light green (mint) top PST tube.  Gold top SST tube also acceptable.

0.2 mL plasma or serum

Minimum Whole Blood Volumes for Microcollections

Specimen Handling

Additional Information

Testing Location Chemistry-ACH, DSC, FMC, PLC, RGH, SHC
Rural: BMSH, CLH, CMGH, DDHS, HRH, SDHS
Testing Frequency Daily
Alternate Name(s) Uric Acid
Reference Interval

Age

Male

Female

Units

1 d-17 y

140-380

140-380

umol/L

18-50 y

210-490

140-350

umol/L

51-69 y

210-490

160-410

umol/L

70-150 y

210-490

160-450

umol/L

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