Uric Acid, Serum

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: URIC
POE DESCRIPTION: URIC ACID
CPT CODE: 84550
DAYS PERFORMED: Specimen accepted daily, 24 hours
TURNAROUND TIME: Routine: 8 hours; stat: 1 hour
CONTAINER TYPE: SSTTM tube
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Blood (serum)
MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.4 mL blood (0.2 mL serum)
REFERENCE RANGE: 0-15 years; 2.0-5.5 mg/dL; 15 years to adult: male: 3.5-7.7 mg/dL, female: 2.6-6.8 mg/dL