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General

Synonym/Acronym:
Urate.

Common Use:
To monitor uric acid levels during treatment for gout and evaluation of tissue destruction, liver damage, renal function, and monitor the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions.

Specimen:
Serum (1 mL) collected in a red- or tiger-top tube. Plasma (1 mL) collected in a green-top (heparin) tube is also acceptable. Note: Rasburicase will rapidly decrease uric acid in specimens left at room temperature. If patients are receiving this medication, collect the blood sample in a prechilled green-top (heparin) tube and transport in an ice slurry.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Spectrophotometry)

AgeConventional UnitsSI Units (Conventional Units × 0.059)
1–30 d
 Male1.3–4.90.08–0.29 mmol/L
 Female1.4–6.20.08–0.37 mmol/L
1–3 mo
 Male 1.4–5.30.08–0.31 mmol/L
 Female1.4–5.80.08–0.34 mmol/L
4–12 mo
 Male 1.5–6.40.09–0.38 mmol/L
 Female1.4–6.20.08–0.37 mmol/L
1–3 yr
 Male & female1.8–50.11–0.3 mmol/L
4–6 yr
 Male & female2.2–4.70.13–0.28 mmol/L
7–9 yr
 Male & female2–50.12–0.3 mmol/L
10–12 yr
 Male & female2.3–5.90.14–0.35 mmol/L
13–15 yr
 Male 3.1–70.18–0.41 mmol/L
 Female2.3–6.40.14–0.38 mmol/L
16–18 yr
 Male 2.1–7.60.12–0.45 mmol/L
 Female2.4–6.60.14–0.39 mmol/L
19 yr–Adult
 Male4–8 mg/dL0.24—0.47 mmol/L
 Female2.5–7 mg/dL0.15–0.41 mmol/L
Adult older than 60 yr
 Male4.2–8.2 mg/dL0.25–0.48 mmol/L
 Female3.5–7.3 mg/dL0.21–0.43 mmol/L
Therapeutic target for patients with gout: Less than 6 mg/dL (SI: Less than 0.4 mmol/L).

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