Uric Acid, Urine
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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.
|Gender||Conventional Units||SI Units (Conventional Units × 0.0059)|
|Male||250–800 mg/24 hr||1.48–4.72 mmol/24 hr|
|Female||250–750 mg/24 hr||1.48–4.43 mmol/24 hr|
|Values reflect average purine diet.|