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 Field Name  Data Description
Test Name  Uric Acid (BUA, Lithic Acid)
Code  BUA
CPT Code  84550
Last Modified  11/5/2023 2:19:00 PM
Test Name  URIC ACID, BLOOD (3021)
Patient Preparation  
Spec. Requirements  Blood
Tube  Lt. Green or Gold
Collection Volume  3.0 mL Lt Green or 3.5 mL Gold
Storage  Ambient - 3 Days, 2-8C - 7 Days, -20C - 6 months (temperature range not defined)
Routine TAT  4 hours
STAT TAT  50 Minutes
Days Test Performed  Daily
Performed by BHS  All Hospitals
See Availability  All shifts
Reference Lab  N/A
Reference Lab Code  
Clinical Use  Uric Acid measurements are used in the diagnosis and treatment of numerous renal and metabolic disorders, including renal failure, gout, leukemia, psoriasis, starvation or other wasting conditions and of patients receiving cytotoxic drugs
Reference Range  Male: 4.4 - 7.6 mg/dL Female: 2.3 - 6.6 mg/dL
Critical Value  
Component  Uric Acid
Reference Range  2.3-7.5 mg/dl
Critical Value  
Testing Sample Type  Plasma or serum
Min Lab Testing Volume  0.5 mL (0.2 mL)
Special Handling  
Lab Notes  
Methodology  Uricase

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