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Laboratory Test Reference Guide

Laboratory Information

Test Name

Urate urine 24h


Uric Acid

Constituent Tests

Specimen Collection

Pre Testing Requirements

An NaOH bottle to be collected from the laboratory for a 24 hour sample. Phone ext 98606 to arrange.

Adult Specimen

24 hr urine collection into 15 mL 2M NaOH

Instructions for Referral to Waikato Lab

Aliquot instructions

Check pH > 8.0

Test Information



Test Availability

Mon - Sun, 24hrs

Laboratory Turnaround Time

3 hrs


Cobas 6000 enzymatic, Rural Waikato Labs Vitros 350 enzymatic

Unit of measurement

mmol/24 hr

Reference interval

1.5 - 4.5 mmol/24 hr

Uncertainty of measurement


Minimum Volume

0.1 mL Do not refrigerate urine.

Electronic Information

Registration Code


HL7 mapping code