Uric acid is a breakdown product produced from the metabolism of the purine bases (adenine and guanine). Elevated uric acid levels in the blood can serve as a valuable indicator for various medical conditions, such as gout and the metabolic syndrome. Monitoring plasma uric acid levels aids in the diagnosis, risk assessment, and management of these conditions.
Uric acid, plasma
Pre-Testing Requirements If patient is on rasburicase treatment then sample requirement for Urate analysis is - collect Lithium heparin (green top tube), put on ice and send immediately to the lab.
Paediatric Specimen Heparin microtainer tube 600 µL
Ambient (8 - 24 degrees Celsius)
If overnight - Chilled (2 - 8 degrees Celsius)
|0 days – 11 yrs||0.08 mmol/L||0.34 mmol/L|
|> 11 yrs (Male)||0.2mmol/L||0.42 mmol/L|
|> 11 yrs (Female)||0.15 mmol/L||0.36 mmol/L|
Colorimetric assay performed on the Beckman Coulter AU5822 analysers using Beckman Coulter reagents.
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