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A uric acid test is a diagnostic test that measures the amounts of uric acid in the blood. A simple blood test is used to determine uric acid levels. The blood sample is collected from the vein on the inner side of the arm. 

It is often assessed in patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy. It is also used to determine the source of recurring kidney stones and to diagnose gout.

Uric acid test price varies by location. It can range from INR 70 to INR 500 in most cities.

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The cost of Uric Acid Test in India varies as per the city in India.

The average price of Uric Acid Test ranges from ₹50 to ₹220.

The price for the test in the following cities is:

  • Chennai: ₹200
  • Delhi: ₹175
  • Mumbai: ₹220
  • Pune: ₹200

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have gout symptoms, you may require a uric acid test. Some symptoms are given below:

  • Joint pain or swelling, particularly in the big toe, ankle, or knee.
  • Reddish-shiny skin around the joints.
  • Heated joints. 

This test may also be required if you experience symptoms of a kidney stone. Watch out for the following symptoms. 

  • Sharp pain in your abdomen.
  • Backache.
  • Blood in the urine.
  • An urge to urinate frequently.
  • Urinary discomfort.
  • Urine that is cloudy or smells terrible.
  • Vomiting and nausea.

Depending on your elevated uric acid levels and gout symptoms, your doctor can make a guess. It is also common to have elevated uric acid levels without experiencing gout symptoms. This is referred to as asymptomatic hyperuricemia.

This test determines the amount of uric acid in the blood or urine of a person. Uric acid is a natural waste product produced by the body when it breaks down chemicals called purines. 

The majority of uric acid dissolves in your blood and travels to your kidneys. It then exits the body via your urine. If the body produces too much uric acid or does not discharge enough into your urine, it can make crystals that form in your joint. 

This is referred to as gout, a type of arthritis that causes painful inflammation in and around the joints. High levels of uric acid can potentially lead to additional problems, such as kidney stones and renal failure.

The procedure for taking a blood sample for testing is known as venipuncture. Here are the steps:

  1. Your doctor will draw blood from a vein, most often from your inner elbow or the back of your hand.
  2. They begin by using an antiseptic to sterilize the area. They will then wrap an elastic band around your arm to allow blood to flow through the veins. Then they will insert a needle into your vein and draw blood. 
  3. Once the blood has been obtained, the healthcare provider will undo the plastic band and withdraw the syringe.
  4. Finally, they will apply pressure to the site of the puncture, and if required, bandage it.
  5. Once collected, the blood is delivered to a laboratory for testing.
Precautions

You must not eat or drink anything for 4 hours before the test. The following may affect your uric acid test result.

  • Alcohol Intake.
  • Certain medications, such as aspirin (Bufferin) and ibuprofen (Motrin IB).
  • High vitamin C levels.
  • Dyes used in the X-ray test.

Inform your doctor about any prescription, OTC medications, or supplements you're using.

Hyperuricemia is a condition where blood uric acid levels are greater than 6 mg per deciliter in women and greater than 7 mg per deciliter in men.

If your blood test results indicate high uric acid levels, it could mean either of the following. 

  • Your body is producing too much uric acid. 
  • Your kidneys aren't eliminating enough uric acid from your body. 

Several factors can cause high uric acid levels in the blood.

  • Diabetes.
  • Chemotherapy.
  • Kidney stones.
  • Kidney disorder.
  • High purine diet.
  • Hypoparathyroidism.

Uric acid levels can vary based on gender. The normal value is 1.5 to 6.0 mg per deciliter for men and 2.5 to 7 mg per deciliter for women. The greater the number, the more basic your blood is. The smaller the number, the more acidic your blood is. However, the values may vary depending on the lab performing the tests.

Low uric acid levels are less prevalent than high levels and pose less of a health risk. Lower-than-normal uric acid levels could be caused by any of the following. Fanconi syndrome. HIV infection. HIV infection. Liver Disease. Low purine diet.

If uric acid levels are found to be more than the normal ranges, the person has hyperuricemia. It is also common to have high uric acid levels without experiencing gout symptoms. This is referred to as asymptomatic hyperuricemia. Similarly, uric acid levels that are lower than the healthy ranges indicate the person has hypouricemia.

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