Specimen: 2 mL (1 mL min.) serum from 1 SST. Ship refrigerated or frozen.
Stability (Room): 2 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 1 week
Stability (Frozen): 4 weeks
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 5 hrs
Usage: Uric Acid is the end product of protein metabolism. High levels are seen with Gout, inherited metabolic disorders of purine metabolism, excessive purine dietary intake and increased cell turnover. Only 10-15% patients with hyperuricemia have Gout.
Specialty: Rheumatologist, Nephrologist
Disease: Disorders of Kidney, Gout
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: No special preparation required.