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Uric acid

About This Test

Department: Biochemistry


  • Gel/clotted/lithium heparin (yellow/red/green top)

Add-on requests are accepted


Turnaround Time:

Within 24 hours


Diagnosis and monitoring of gout; investigation of recurrent kidney stone formation

Levels are variable between individuals and may reflect recent dietary intake

Reference ranges:

Age range Reference ranges (umol/L)
< 16 years 170 - 240
Adults Females 170 - 420
  Males 230 - 480

Results outside the reference range do not necessarily indicate disease. Similarly, results within the reference range do not preclude abnormality. Please contact the Duty Biochemist for discussion of individual patient results.

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