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Test Code URICR URIC ACID RASBURICASE, PLASMA

Performing Laboratory

NorDx Laboratories

Useful For

Testing patients who are receiving chemotherapy for leukemia, lymphoma or solid tumors and are being treated with rasburicase to manage elevated uric acid

Clinical Significance

This test should be ordered only for patients on Rasburicase treatment.

Method Name

Colorimetric

Reference Values

Male: 3.4-7.2 mg/dL

Female: 2.4-6.0 mg/dL

Days and Times Test Performed

Monday through Sunday

Report Available

1 Day

Available Stat

Specimen Type

Plasma

Preferred Container

Plasma Separator Tube (PST) – Collect and immediately place on ice slurry.

Preferred Volume

Plasma: 1 mL (Plasma Separator Tube (PST))

Minimum Volume

Plasma: 0.3 mL (Plasma Separator Tube (PST))

Specimen Collection and Handling

1. Place tube on ice immediately after draw.

2. Deliver tube on ice immediately to the laboratory.

3. Immediate testing required.

Add On Capable

Not Permitted

Advance Beneficiary Notice Requirements

No ABN Required

CPT Code Information

CPT Code

CPT Description

CPT Disclaimer

84550 Uric Acid, Blood, Quantitative

LOINC Code Information

3084-1

Performing Laboratory Location

NorDx Laboratories