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Uric acid

Uric acid

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
ID Tests&Tubes0133
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
Send to Blood Sciences Cross Site
Contact For further details please contact Leeds Pathology customer services: leedsth-tr.pathologycustomerservice@nhs.net.
Collection Con Intensive care units, renal unit, transplant unit, patients on IV heparin use lithium-heparin (Green with Yellow ring) tube.
Instructions for Lab Staff: Standard lab processing - No special requirements.
Sample REQ Blood
Ref. Range Notes Blood Sciences Refernce ranges available through the useful information and links page:
https://www.leedsth.nhs.uk/a-z-of-services/pathology/blood-sciences/useful-information-and-links/
Units µmol/L
Telepath UA1L
ICE Codes LUA