TagUric Acid Test

A uric acid test is vital to all gout sufferers, and many suspected gout patients. There are three main types of uric acid test: in blood; in urine; and in joint fluid. A fourth type of uric acid test investigates lumps to see if they contain uric acid crystals. The blood test is often the only test required to establish a gout diagnosis, as high uric acid is a strong indication of gout. For most people, the only way to control gout is to control uric acid. Therefore, you need a uric acid test at least once a year to be certain that gout is under control. If your uric acid blood test results show any value above 5 mg/dL (0.30 mmol/L), then you are in trouble.

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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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