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Laboratory Medicine

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Urine Urate

24 Hour urine container (no additives)

TestUrine Urate
Common AbbreviationsUURA
Tube type24 Hour urine container (no additives)
Clinical IndicationEvaluation of urinary urate excretion may assist in the selection of appropriate treatment for hyperuricaemia and aid in the differential diagnosis and monitoring of recurrent renal calculi.
Specimen TypeUrine
Sample type24 hour urine
Minimum VolumeNA
Special PrecautionsNo special requirements
Stability4 days at 15-25°C
Turnaround TimeInpatient: 6 hours Outpatient/ GP: 24 hours
LaboratoryYork and Scarborough
Reference Interval1.5 - 4.5 mmol/24 hours (Recommended by the Pathology Harmonisation Reference Group)
LimitationsHomogentisic Acid (Alkaptonuria) may lead to false results. Levodopa / Methyldopa may lead to falsely low results
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