Urate urine

Keywords: Urine urate, Urine uric acid, Urine UA

Specimen:

Random or 24 h urine collection.

Method:

Spectrophotometry.

Reference Interval:

Random collection:

Infant < 6 months: < 1.5 mol/mol creatinine

Adult (female, male): 0.6 mol/mol creatinine

24 h collection:

Adult female:1.6-5.6 mmol/24 h

Adult male: 2.2-6.6 mmol/24 h

Application:

Gout, Renal calculous disease, suspected Lesch-Nyhan syndrome.

Interpretation:

Patients with a high urate excretion have an increased risk of forming uric acid renal calculi.

Reference:

Liote F. Curr Rheumatol Rep 2003; 5(3): 227-234.