Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

URIC ACID, 24 HR UR

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
URIC24      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 84560.02         Geisinger Epic ID: 14449

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
24-hour urine
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
5 mL aliquot of urine; minimum 1 mL.
Special notes:
Mix well. Estimate total collection volume from 24-hour urine container. Remove required aliquot. Record total volume on both aliquot tube and request slip (if applicable). Do not refrigerate.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 4 days.
Rejection criteria:
Urine containing preservatives is not acceptable. Refrigerated specimen is not acceptable.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Urine uric acid: 0.25 - 0.75 gm/24 hours
CPT code(s):
84560
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.
Test includes:
Uric Acid - 24-hour urine 24-hour total volume
Methodology:
Spectrophotometric (Colorimetric)
Clinical significance:
Urine uric acid may supplement serum uric acid testing when trying to identify conditions in which there is alteration of the uric acid production or excretion (e.g., gout, leukemia, renal disease). The amount of uric acid excreted may be useful in treating asymptomatic hyperuricemia. Measurement of uric acid is important in the investigation of urolithiasis.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 11/05/2018

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Automated Chemistry
Technical Lead: Mariana Moyer, Jared Shepherd
Frequency: Daily, Monday - Sunday
Performed stat? No
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