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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



Spectrophotometric (Enzymatic/Colorimetric)

Testing Location


Other Information

Last Updated: September 26, 2019