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Uric Acid Blood Test

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$34.50 $23.00

Total reviews 256


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  • Tests Included: 1

  • Est. 1-3 days Turnaround

  • Specimen type: Blood

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The uric acid blood test is used to detect high levels of uric acid in the blood. It is often used to monitor uric acid levels in those undergoing chemotherapy or radiation care. It also helps determine your risk for kidney stones and helps monitor developing gout. 

Uric acid is a substance that results from the breakdown of purines, which are nitrous compounds found in the body, such as in the DNA of cells. Purines may also come from ingested foods such as beans, legumes, liver, and anchovies. It can also come from excessive alcohol...

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  • Tests Included: 1

  • Est. 1-3 days Turnaround

  • Specimen type: Blood

  • Quest Diagnostics Location

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The uric acid blood test is used to detect high levels of uric acid in the blood. It is often used to monitor uric acid levels in those undergoing chemotherapy or radiation care. It also helps determine your risk for kidney stones and helps monitor developing gout. 

Uric acid is a substance that results from the breakdown of purines, which are nitrous compounds found in the body, such as in the DNA of cells. Purines may also come from ingested foods such as beans, legumes, liver, and anchovies. It can also come from excessive alcohol intake. 

Uric Acid

  • Test Code: 905
  • CPT Code: 84550
  • Alternate Name: Uric Acid Blood Test
  • Test Instructions : The assay manufacturer Beckman Coulter advises: "N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC), when administered in therapeutic concentrations (for the treatment of acetaminophen overdose), has been...determined to interfere with assays for...cholesterol, uric acid" where "NAC interference may lead to falsely low results." According to Beckman Coulter, the NAC interference should be insignificant by 12 hours after completion of the initial loading dose of an IV infusion treatment regimen consisting of an initial loading dose of 150 mg/kg administered over 1 hour, a second dose of 50 mg/kg administered over 4 hours and a third dose of 100 mg/kg administered over 16 hours.

    Please do not exercise prior to testing. It is best that your blood is taken in a rested state.

  • Fasting: No
  • Methodology: Spectrophotometry (SP)
  • Results In: 1-3

    Note: Turn around times on results are an estimate and are not guaranteed. The lab may need additional time due to holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, etc. You can contact us to discuss when your results should be ready and we will contact the lab on your behalf immediately.

  Male
(mg/dL)
Female
(mg/dL)
<1 Month

1.5-3.9

1.5-4.6
1-11 Months 1.5-5.6 1.5-5.4
1-3 Years 2.1-5.6 1.8-5.0
4-6 Years 1.8-5.5 2.0-5.1
7-9 Years 1.8-5.4 1.8-5.5
10-12 Years 2.2-5.8 2.5-5.9
13-15 Years 3.1-7.0 2.2-6.4
16-18 Years 2.1-7.6 2.4-6.6
≥19 Years 4.0-8.0 2.5-7.0
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