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Urine urate.

Common Use:
To assist in confirming a diagnosis of gout, assess renal function, evaluate for genetic defects related to uric acid levels, and monitor the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions.

Urine from a random or timed specimen collected in a clean plastic, unrefrigerated collection container. Sodium hydroxide preservative may be recommended to prevent precipitation of urates.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Spectrophotometry)

GenderConventional UnitsSI Units (Conventional Units × 0.0059)
Male250–800 mg/24 hr1.48–4.72 mmol/24 hr
Female250–750 mg/24 hr1.48–4.43 mmol/24 hr
Values reflect average purine diet.

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