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Sample Type: SERUM
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This test is done to screen for hyperuricemia, high uric acid levels. This can lead to a condition called gout, where urate crystals get deposited in the joints and cause a painful arthritis. Uric acid levels may also be monitored in patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation or to evaluate kidney stones.
Test is performed on a blood sample. No preparation is needed. Inform your doctor about all the medicines, vitamins, nutritional supplements, herbal or ayurvedic preparations, and homeopathic medicines you are taking