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Test Code RASURI Rasburicase Uric Acid, LAB2920

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

Useful For

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

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Uricase

Test Classification and CPT Coding

84550