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Uric acid (urine)

Uric acid (urine)

Uric acid is the final breakdown product of purine metabolism in humans.

Tube 08 (UR) - Urine 24 Hr Chemical Preservative Requires NaOH preservative – bottles available from central specimen reception
ID Tests&Tubes0134
Turn Around A&E: N/A
Day Case: N/A
In-Patient: 24 Hours
Out-Patient: 24 Hours
GP: N/A
Send to Blood Sciences Cross Site
Contact For further details please contact Leeds Pathology customer services: leedsth-tr.pathologycustomerservice@nhs.net.
Collection Con Accurately timed 24 hr collection.

Instructions for Lab Staff: Standard lab processing - no special requirements.

Random samples in plain universal containers accepted when it is not possible to collect a 24h sample e.g. paediatrics.

Instructions for Lab Staff: sample should be alkalinised on receipt


Sample REQ Urine
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 mmol/L for random sample, or mmol/d for 24 hour collection
Telepath UAU1L
ICE Codes LUAA