Uric Acid, Quantitative, Urine

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: RU/URIC (random urine); U/URIC (24-hour urine)
POE DESCRIPTION: URR URIC; RU/URIC

URT URIC; U/URIC

CPT CODE: 84560
DAYS PERFORMED: Specimen accepted daily
TURNAROUND TIME: Timed urine: 24-48 hours
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: For timed collection, instruct the patient to void at the beginning of the collection period and discard the specimen. Then collect all urine including the final specimen voided at the end of the collection period. Containers must be labeled with patient`s full name, room number, date and time collection started, and date and time collection finished.
CONTAINER TYPE:

Plastic 24-hour urine container, no preservative (Chemistry bottle #1) or sterile cup for random collection

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: 24-hour or random urine
MINIMUM VOLUME: Submit entire urine collection to the laboratory.
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Refrigerate during collection.
REFERENCE RANGE: Timed: 0-100 mg/24 hours on average diet; random: none established, must be established with clinical finding
TEST SYNONYM(S):Urine Uric Acid