COVID-19 information for patients and families

To help protect our people, patients and communities, we are screening everyone who enters our main hospital buildings. Some of our entrances may be closed or have reduced access.

Please check our COVID-19 information page for more updates before coming to our sites.


Text size: a a a

Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Uric Acid (Urate), Urine

Test Name

Uric Acid (Urate), Urine

Urine sample Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Sterile Container

Minimum Volume = 5 mL Urine

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Random urine collected in red top vacutainer or sterile urine container.

Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Stability: Urine stable for 4 days at room temperature or refrigerated and frozen at -15°C to -20°C for 2 weeks.

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Centrifuge to remove cellular material. Random urine and 24 h urine collected without preservative. pH must be adjusted to > 8.0. If pH is less than or equal to 8.0, adjust pH to > 8.0 by adding 1 M NaOH.

Sample Rejection Criteria: Avoid leaking specimens and/or Non sufficient Quantity (Not Sufficient Quantity)

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

1 Day

Test Utilization

Reference Value

Test Code

UURIA

Methodology

Spectrophotometric (Enzymatic/Colorimetric)

Testing Location

SMH-Biochemistry

Other Information

Last Updated: September 26, 2019