Uric Acid, Urine

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Synonym/Acronym:
Urine urate.

Rationale
To assist in confirming a diagnosis of gout, assess renal function, evaluate for kidney stones, and monitor the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction. Usually, a 24-hr urine collection is ordered. As appropriate, provide the required urine collection container and specimen collection instructions.

Normal Findings
Method: Spectrophotometry.

GenderConventional UnitsSI Units (Conventional Units × 0.0059)
Male250–800 mg/24 hr1.48–4.72 mmol/24 hr
Female250–750 mg/24 hr1.48–4.43 mmol/24 hr
Values reflect average purine diet.

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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