About Uric acid blood
What is uric acid?
Uric acid is a product formed from the breakdown of purines. Purines are a natural substance formed in the body and are important for DNA and RNA.
Purines are also present in food and are particularly high in liver, anchovies, mackerel, dried beans and peas, and alcohol. Uric acid is removed from the blood by the kidneys and excreted in the urine.
High levels of uric acid are associated with gout. Crystals from uric acid may form in joints causing inflammation and pain. Too much uric acid may also lead to kidney stones and kidney disease.
Why take the test?
This test measures the levels of uric acid in the blood. High levels of uric acid may be an indicator of gout or risk of kidney stones.
How it works
Order your kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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