Uric Acid, 24 Hours Urine



Increased urinary uric acid levels occur in gout, leukaemia, Wilson’s disease, cystinosis, viral hepatitis, polycythaemia vera and sickle cell anaemia. Decreased levels are found in folic acid deficiency, xanthinuria, and lead toxicity.

Sample Type, Quantity & Conditions

5 ml of 24 Hrs Urine Collection Stability: 4 Days at 15-25 °C

Special Precautions

State 24 Hrs urine volume. Do not refrigerate and add NaOH to keep urine pH alkaline (pH > 8.0) to prevent uric acid precipitation.

Normal Range

24 hour urine 200-1000 mg/ 24 Hrs Average Diet: 250-750 mg/24 Hrs

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