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Uric acid

Alias: Urate

Discipline: Clinical Chemistry

Test information: To detect high levels of uric acid, which could be a sign of the condition gout, or to monitor uric acid levels when undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy; to detect high levels of uric acid in the urine in order to diagnose the cause of kidney stones and to monitor those with gout who are at risk of developing such stones. Uric Acid is also measured as part of the assessment of pre-eclampsia.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Gold Top SST BD;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Light Green Top Microtainer BD;
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
4 ml
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
Maximum add on time
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
RR for Male and Female
<15 days - 164 - 757 umol/L
15days to less than 1yr - 94-377 umol/L
RR Female
12yrs to less than 19yrs - 153-349 umol/L
RR Male
12ys to less than 19yrs - 156-454 umol/L
RR Female
19yrs and above - 140-360 umol/L
RR Male
19yrs and above - 200-430 umol/L
UKAS number
UKAS accredited test?

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Last updated: 03-05-2024