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Test Code UURC24 Uric Acid, Timed Urine LAB841

Test Method

Timed End-Point Method; Beckman DXC600

Specimen Requirement

0.5 mL urine is required.

Reference Values

Reference ranges not established. Results are subject to
physician interpretation.


Testing is performed Monday through Sunday.

Typically assayed within 2 hours after the specimen
arrives at the testing site.

CPT Code Information

84560 Chemistry: Uric Acid, Other source

LOINC Code Information

3086-6  Urate [Mass/volume] in Urine

Useful For

Assessment and management of patients with kidney stones,
particularly uric acid stones.

Additional Specimen Collection Information

Collect a timed urine specimen, 24 hour preferred.
Preservative required. Add 10 mL of 5% Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) to a
24 hour collection container prior to the start of the collection.
Keep the specimen at room temperature during the collection period.
Label the container with preservative information. Label the
specimen appropriately with two identifiers, patient name and
another identifier, (patient ID number, DOB, etc.) include date and
time of collection. Indicate the time period of collection on
the container. Submit entire specimen for analysis and transport to
the lab within 48 hours.