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Epic Number LAB141 URIC ACID

Specimen Type Name

Blood

Container Name

Green Top w/Gel LiHep
Alternate: Gold Top w/Gel

Preferred Volume

1 mL

Minimum Volume

.8 mL

Useful For

Diagnosis and treatment of renal failure and monitoring patients
receiving cytotoxic drugs and a variety of other disorders,
including gout, leukemia, psoriasis, starvation and other wasting
conditions

Specimen Stability

RT (15-25 C) 8 Hours
Refrigerated (2-8 C) 48 Hours

Test Schedule

Daily

CPT

84550

Transport Temperature

Preferred: Refrigerated
Acceptable: Room Temperature
Delivery to Mercy Lab site or centrifuge of tube within 2 hours of collection is optimal.