Also Known As: Uric acid
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A waste product from the breakdown of purines that are excreted by the kidneys.
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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REFERENCE INTERVALS FOR ADULTS: Male 3.5-7.2 mg/dl Female 2.6-6.0 mg/dl
INCREASE IN: Gout, kidney disease, leukemia
DECREASE IN: NA