Uric Acid, Urine

Uric Acid, Urine is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

To view the entire topic, please or .

Nursing Central is an award-winning, complete mobile solution for nurses and students. Look up information on diseases, tests, and procedures; then consult the database with 5,000+ drugs or refer to 65,000+ dictionary terms. Explore these free sample topics:

-- The first section of this topic is shown below --

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

-- To view the remaining sections of this topic, please or --

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

There's more to see -- the rest of this entry is available only to subscribers.