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​Uric Acid


​Specimen Requirements​

  • ​Plasma
​Collection Procedure
  • ​For patients treated with Rasburicase
    • Order and mark requisition with urgent priority
    • Collect specimen in a prechilled tube
    • Place specimen on ice
    • Deliver to the laboratory immediately
​Required Volume
  • ​Optimal Volume: 4.5 mL Full collection tube
  • Minimum Volume: 1.0 mL
    (Submitting the minimum volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory/reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum volume may require a second collection.)
  • Pediatric Volume
  • ​4 hours on cells
  • 5 days a 2 – 8 °C
Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

  • ​24 hours a day
Testing Site​
  • ​SPH, RUH, SCH
  • Rural-Humboldt, Rosthern, Wadena, Watrous
Results Reporting​
  • In hospital reported within 2 hours
  • Community urgent and inter-hospital reported within 4 hours
  • Community routine reported within 24 hours
  • ​Enzymatic, colorimetric
  • Rural-colorimetric
​Specimen Retention
  • ​3 days
SHR LIS Test Code​
  • ​URIC (For Laboratory Use Only)


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Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-258 v3

Last Modified: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 |
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