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Laboratory Test Reference Guide

Laboratory Information

Test Name

Urate

Synonyms

Uric Acid

External Price (excl. GST)

Price

$2.63

Specimen Collection

Specimen Collection and Transport Protocols

Samples on patients receiving RASBURICASE (uric acid oxidase) therapy must be transported on ice.

Adult Specimen

Heparin (light green), SST (gold), "T-" labs SST (gold)

Paediatric Specimen

0.3 mL Heparin (light green) or Plain(red).

Test Information

Department

Biochemistry

Test Availability

Mon - Sun, 24hrs

Laboratory Turnaround Time

3 hrs

Method

Cobas 6000 enzymatic, Rural Waikato Labs Vitros 350 enzymatic

Unit Of Measurement

mmol/L

Reference Interval

 

Male        =     0 - 1y   0.08 - 0.37 mmol/L

Male        =     1 - 5y   0.10 - 0.30 mmol/L

Male        =     5 - 10y 0.13 - 0.33 mmol/L

Male             >10y      0.23 - 0.42 mmol/L

The target urate for gout management is <0.36 mmol/L

Female    =   0 - 1y    0.08 - 0.37 mmol/L

Female    =   1 - 5y    0.10 - 0.30 mmol/L

Female    =   5 - 13y  0.10 - 0.33 mmol/L

Female       >13y       0.16 - 0.42 mmol/L

The target urate for gout management is <0.36 mmol/L

Uncertainty Of Measurement

5%

Minimum Volume

0.1 mL heparin plasma or serum.

Electronic Information

Registration Code

URA

HL7Mapping Code

$URA

LOINC Code

14933-6