Uric Acid

What is Serum Uric Acid Test?

Uric acid is usually produced in our body as a result of purine breakdown. Purines are organic compounds present in the diet. Serum Uric Acid Test is done to evaluate the amount of uric acid present in the blood.

Uric-Acid-Genupathlabs.jpg What is the normal range of Serum Uric Acid Test?

The normal range for men lies in between 4.0 to 7.0 mg/dL and the same for women lies between 2.5 to 6.5 mg/dL.

What do the deviations from the normal range indicate?

A high value indicates:

Gout
Hyperuricemia
Diabetes
Leukaemia
Hyperparathyroidism
Kidney failure
Bone marrow cancer
Metabolic syndrome


A low value indicates:

Wilson's disease
Cystinosis
Liver disease
Kidney disease

Is there any preparation required for a serum uric acid test?

No Special preparation is required.


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