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Test Code LAB93660 Rasburicase Uric Acid

Reporting Title

Rasburicase Uric Acid


Roche Diagnostics, Uricase-RMH, GMC, DH, DMH, GCMH

Siemens Diagnostics- MGH, HMH, MH

Useful in measuring uric acid levels in patients on Rasburicase.

Performing Laboratory

OhioHealth Laboratory Services-RMH,GMC,DH,DMH, MGH, HMH, GCMH, MH Core Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Collection Instructions:

1. Blood must be collected in pre-chilled green-top gel tube containing heparin.

2. Once collected, the specimen tube must be immediately immersed in an ice water bath.

3. Blood must be assayed within 4 hours of collection.



Submit only 1 of the following specimens:




Draw blood in a mint green-top (heparin) gel tube(s).



Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma Refrigerated 4 hours


Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate or Frozen is acceptable 

Reference Values


0-31 days:  1.2-3.9 mg/dL

32 days-12 years:  2.0-5.5 mg/dL

>13 years:  3.4-8.5 mg/dL


0-31 days:  1.0-4.6 mg/dL

32 days-12 years:  2.0-5.5 mg/dL

>13 years:  2.4-7.0 mg/dL

Note:  Alpha-Methyldopa, desferoxamine, and calcium-dobesilate (eg, Dexium®) at therapeutic levels can falsely lower results.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday; Continuously

Test Classification and CPT Coding