Uric Acid, Serum 
Mnemonic URIC
CPT 84550
Test Code 1000720
Synonyms  
Test Includes  
Specimen Serum
Volume 1.0mL
Container SST or Red Top Tube
Special Instructions Centrifuge for Red Top only, and transfer serum to Plastic Transport Tube.
Specimen Prep  
Storage Refrigerate 2-8°C
Transport Temp Room Temperature
Stability Rm Temp 24 hours
Stability Refrig 5 days
Stability Frozen 1 month
Methodology Uricase
Rejection Criteria   
Reference Value Female: 2.4-5.7 mg/dL Male: 3.4-7.0 mg/dL 
Performed/TAT Monday - Sunday        
Comments Monitoring patients with gout; based on initial uric acid levels, should be <6 mg/dL. Reference: Zhang W, et al. EULAR evidence based recommendations for gout. Part I: Diagnosis. Report of a task force of the Standing Committee for International Clinical Studies Including Therapeutics (ESCISIT). Ann Rheum Dis. 2006; 65(10): 1301-1311.