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Maintaining Uric Acid in a Blood Sample from a Patient Being Treated with Rasburicase

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Clinical Laboratory

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Description:

Rasburicase (recombinant uric acid oxidase) degrades uric acid in a patient with hyperuricemia. It continues to digest uric acid in a blood sample after it has been collected unless it can be inactivated.

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