Blood Sciences Test


Urate (Urine)

Specimen

24 h urine

Units

mmol/day

Reference Range

Depends on diet but average is 1.5 – 4.5 mmol/day

Test Usage

Increased levels are due to high purine diet or endogenous over-production of urate.

Low levels can be due to reduced renal excretion of urate.

Turnaround Time

Daily

Availability

Local test

Can be added on to an existing request up to 4 days following sample receipt

Specimen Labelling Procedure