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Are there any risks to a uric acid blood test?

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You’ll probably feel a prick when the needle goes in. That’s usually the worst of a uric acid blood test. But since you’re having your blood drawn, there’s a very slight chance of problems such as:

  • Bleeding or bruising
  • Feeling dizzy or lightheaded
  • Infection

SOURCES:

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Uric Acid (Blood).”

KidsHealth: “Blood Test: Uric Acid.”

Lab Test Online: “Uric Acid, “Kidney Stone Analysis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Gout.”

NIH, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Diet for Kidney Stone Prevention.”

Scripps: “Uric Acid: Blood.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on February 16, 2019

SOURCES:

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Uric Acid (Blood).”

KidsHealth: “Blood Test: Uric Acid.”

Lab Test Online: “Uric Acid, “Kidney Stone Analysis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Gout.”

NIH, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Diet for Kidney Stone Prevention.”

Scripps: “Uric Acid: Blood.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on February 16, 2019

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