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What other tests might I need in addition to a uric acid blood test?

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Based on your symptoms and what your doctor’s looking for, you may get:

If you don’t seem to have gout or kidney stones, your doctor may order more blood or urine tests to look into what else might be triggering high uric acid levels.

  • More tests for gout, including one where they take fluid from the joint with symptoms
  • Urinalysis, a urine test that looks for more signs of kidney stones, including blood, white blood cells, and crystals in your pee

From: What is a Uric Acid Blood Test? WebMD Medical Reference

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 William Blahd on January 27, 2017

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 William Blahd on January 27, 2017

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