Urate

Sample type: Urine - 24 hour

Test name: Urate a.k.a. uric acid

Condition / Indication: Rarely indicated test

Special precautions & notes: Urine range only approximate - very dependent on diet. Urinary uric acid very rarely indicated. Please discuss request with laboratory        

Reference range: 1.5 - 4.5 mmol/24hr. See document below for Reference Ranges in Children (ages 0-18 years).

Container: 24 hour (Alkaline - Blue container, available from Clinical Biochemistry) ONLY suitable for urate analysis

Ideal volume (mL): n/a

Referred outside NBT for analysis? No

Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry

Section: Automated Laboratory

Turnaround time: 1 day

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