This test detects high levels of uric acid in the blood. Uric acid is a chemical produced when your body breaks down foods that contain organic compunds called purines. Most uric acid is dissolved in the blood, filtered through the kidneys, and drive out through the urine. When there is an overproduction of uric acid in the body it may cause gout and kidney stones.
Individuals who are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer to monitor the uric acid levels and for those who suffer joint pain.
Fast for at least four hours prior to testing.
Estimated Turn Around For Results:
2-10 Business Days
For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.