Uric acid is the final breakdown product of purine metabolism in humans. It is used in the investigation of numerous renal and metabolic disorders including gout, myeloma, widespread malignancies, chronic alcoholism and hyperlipidaemia. It is also a useful marker of cell damage in tumour lysis syndrome.
|Tube||01 (SE) - Serum Gel|
|Additional Information||Uric acid measurement is not indicated and will not be performed on samples from patients on Rasburicase (as agreed with the Clinical Director for Haematology).|
|Turn Around||A&E: N/A
Day Case: N/A
In-Patient: 6 Hours
Out-Patient: 24 Hours
GP: 24 Hours
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|Collection Con||Intensive care units, renal unit, transplant unit, patients on IV heparin use lithium-heparin (Green with Yellow ring) tube. Minimum volume: 500µl serum / plasma
Instructions for Lab Staff: Standard lab processing - No special requirements.
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