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Clinical Biochemistry

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Uric Acid

Also known as: Urate

Specimen requirements

Sample type: Plasma (Lithium Heparin)

Collection requirements: No special requirements

Cost

Price on application

Turnaround time

Please see Turnaround times

Analytical method

Spectrophotometry

Analysis undertaken at these site(s)

  • John Radcliffe Hospital
  • Churchill Hospital
  • Horton General Hospital

Reference intervals

Female

< 3 years: 105 - 300 µmol/L
3 - 8 years: 120 - 290 µmol/L
> 8 years: 150 - 350 µmol/L

Male

< 3 years: 105 - 300 µmol/L
3 - 8 years: 120 - 290 µmol/L
> 8 years: 210 - 420 µmol/L