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Testing for Gout

Testing is the first part of Gout Tests. In the next part, we see how to interpret results of gout tests. Here, we look at preparing for tests and some aspects of the testing process. Including blood and urine uric acid tests, tophi imaging, gout pain assessment scores, etc.

So these articles help you discuss gout testing preparation with your health professional(s). In keeping with the Purpose of GoutPal.com to support the patient-physician relationship. Then you can agree the testing options that suit your gout management plan.

Please remain aware of 2 blood tests that are not gout-specific. But they are vital to effective gout management. They are Liver Function Test and Kidney Function Test. Now, I rarely explain anything about these. Except that, the results of both function tests must be monitored by your doctor. Importantly, you must insist on these tests:
1. When you first consult your doctor to establish a baseline.
2. Before and 2-4 weeks after any treatment change.
3. At least once a year irrespective of symptoms (annual preventative checkup)

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Information on this website is provided by a fellow gout sufferer (Keith Taylor) with an accountant's precision for accurate data. But no medical qualifications. So you must seek professional medical advice about gout and any other health matters.

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