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Test Code RASURI Rasburicase Uric Acid, LAB2920

Methodology

Uricase

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Pre-chilled Green-top (lithium heparin) tube and immediately immerse in ice water

Specimen Volume: 0.1 mL of lithium heparin plasma

Stability: Assay plasma sample within 4 hours of collection.

Collection Instructions: Draw specimen in a pre-chilled heparinized tube and

                immediately immerse in ice water.

 

 

Reference Values

Males: 3.5-7.2 mg/dL
Females: 2.6-6.0 mg/dL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

84550

Useful For

Rasburicase testing is useful in monitoring levels of uric acid for patients who are receiving Elitek.