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Test Code URIC Uric Acid, Plasma or Serum

Performing Laboratory

Mary Washington Healthcare-Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine-Chemistry

Specimen Requirements

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Plasma

Container/Tube:  Green-top (heparin) tube(s)

Volume:  1 mL of heparinized plasma

Transport Temperature:  Refrigerate

Collection Instructions:

Note:  Label specimen appropriately (plasma).

 

Serum

Container/Tube:  Serum gel tube(s) or Plain, red-top tube(s)

Volume:  1 mL of serum

Transport Temperature:  Refrigerate

Collection Instructions:

Note:  Label specimen appropriately (serum).

Reference Values

Males:

3.5-8.5 mg/dL

 

Females:

0-34 years:  2.5-6.2 mg/dL

35-44 years:  2.5-7.0 mg/dL

≥45 years:  2.5-7.5 mg/dL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday