Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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URIC ACID

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3214         Geisinger Epic ID: 7049

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Plasma or serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
2 mL of serum or plasma; minimum 0.2 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow serum to clot. Centrifuge to separate serum or plasma. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred) or frozen.
Specimen stability:
Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 6 months.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Female: 2.4-5.7 mg/dL; Male: 3.4-7.0 mg/dL
CPT code(s):
84550
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Methodology:
Spectrophotometric (Colorimetric)
Synonyms:
URIC
Clinical significance:
Serum uric acid measurements are useful in the diagnosis and treatment of numerous renal and metabolic disoders, including renal failure, gout, leukemia, psoriasis, starvation or other wasting conditions, and in patients receiving cytotoxic drugs.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 12/24/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Automated Chemistry
Technical Lead: Mariana Moyer, Jared Shepherd
Frequency: Daily, Monday - Sunday
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

Performing laboratory: ATL+
Technical Lead: Sarah McGowan    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? No

Geisinger Community Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Ann Mack, Deborah Dempsey  
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Lewistown Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Melissa Forsythe  
Frequency: Daily    
Performed stat? Yes
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