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Uric Acid, Urine

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General

Synonym/Acronym:
Urine urate.

Common Use:
To assist in confirming a diagnosis of gout, assess renal function, evaluate for genetic defects related to uric acid levels, and monitor the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions.

Specimen:
Urine from a random or timed specimen collected in a clean plastic, unrefrigerated collection container. Sodium hydroxide preservative may be recommended to prevent precipitation of urates.

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.

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Citation

Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Uric Acid, Urine." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425172/all/Uric_Acid__Urine.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Uric Acid, Urine. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425172/all/Uric_Acid__Urine. Accessed April 21, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Uric Acid, Urine. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425172/all/Uric_Acid__Urine
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Uric Acid, Urine [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 21]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425172/all/Uric_Acid__Urine.
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