Uric acid

Also Known As: Uric acid

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About the Test

A waste product from the breakdown of purines that are excreted by the kidneys.

Clinical Significance:

To evaluate joint inflammation that may be due to gout; often ordered to monitor uric acid production in patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

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Target Levels (where applicable)

REFERENCE INTERVALS FOR ADULTS: Male 3.5-7.2 mg/dl Female 2.6-6.0 mg/dl

What is being checked

INCREASE IN: Gout, kidney disease, leukemia