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What is included in the uric acid serum test?
This test is done to measure the uric acid levels in the blood. Uric acid is a waste product which is formed from purines. Purines are metabolic compounds containing nitrogen. They are made inside the cells of your body (endogenous), or come from outside, that is, from foods containing purine (exogenous). Purine breaks down into uric acid. Increased levels of uric acid from excess purines may accumulate in your tissues, and form crystals. This may cause high uric acid levels in the blood. Uric acid formation occurs when the blood uric acid level rises above 7 mg/dL.
Procedure for uric acid serum test
Once the test is booked,
- The lab technician will arrive at your doorstep at the chosen time slot and will collect your blood sample.
- The blood sample is then sent to accredited labs of your choice (made during the booking) for further processing.
- The blood sample is checked for serum electrolytes
How to prepare for a uric acid serum test?
No special preparation is needed for this test. You must not forget to inform the doctor about any medications that you may be taking.
Things to consider after uric acid serum test is complete
There are no risks following a uric acid serum test. You must ensure that the blood sample has been properly collected in a test tube by the lab technician and wait for the results. Meanwhile, you can book an appointment with your physician for opinion and necessary intervention. Once you’ve booked an appointment, do follow up with your physician and follow the recommendations as per prescribed. It is best to not delay the process of getting a consultant opinion.
What types of infection can a uric acid serum test detect?
If your blood test results show high uric acid levels, it can mean you have
- Kidney disease
- Preeclampsia, a condition that can cause dangerously high blood pressure in pregnant women
- Certain cancers, or chemotherapy agents may cause an increased turnover rate of cell death. This is usually due to chemotherapy, but high uric acid levels can occur before chemotherapy is administered
- A diet that includes too many purine-rich foods
- Chronic alcohol abuse
- Gout, which involves recurring attacks of acute arthritis
- Acute kidney failure
- Kidney stones
- Multiple myeloma
- Wilson’s disease
- Fanconi syndrome
Low levels of uric acid in blood are uncommon and not usually cause for concern.
How much does uric acid serum test cost?*
The cost of a uric acid serum test varies from place to place and is in the range of Rs.100-250.
The cost is subject to vary from place to place. In other instances, it is a component of health screening packages and can be availed at a lesser cost.
*Disclaimer: The value varies based on location, time, and your preferred lab partner.
How long does it take to get the results for a uric acid serum test?
You can expect to get the results for the uric acid serum test within 24 to 48 hours after the sample is collected. However, in certain cases, depending on the location, medical advice and preferred lab partner, it may take longer.
What do abnormal uric acid serum test results indicate?
An abnormal level may indicate:
Gout: A form of complex arthritis( inflammation of joint space)-
It is better to consult a doctor for interpreting the test results.
Disclaimer: Please consult with your doctor for interpreting the test reports.
Is uric acid serum a definitive test?
Uric acid serum is not a definitive test. In some cases, people with high uric acid levels don’t have gout or other kidney disorders. You may not need treatment if there is no presence of symptoms of the disease. It is advisable to talk to your health care provider if you are concerned about your uric acid levels, and/or if you start to have any symptoms.
How to read the uric acid serum test report?
Normal Uric acid levels are 2.4-6.0 mg/dL (female) and 3.4-7.0 mg/dL (male).
Any value above 7.0 mg/dl may indicate elevated uric acid levels in the body.
Why to book a uric acid serum test?
If you are subjected to symptoms of pain and swelling around the area of joints, it is an indication of booking yourself an uric acid serum test.
Call a nearby diagnostic center to book a test from the comfort of your home. The blood sample will be collected by a diagnostic individual in a test tube and carried to the lab for further investigations.
Once you have received your results, it is your responsibility to report to your consultant doctor and get a proper interpretation of the results.
It is not advisable for you to interpret the results on your own and go for self prescribed medications.
Uric acid serum test at home – how does it work?
The uric acid serum test is just like any other blood test. A lab technician visits your home when you book your tests through the MFine app. The lab technician first cleans the arm and then inserts a syringe into a vein.The required amount of blood is then taken into a vial.The lab technician then removes the needle and places cotton wool or a bandage over the prick.
Are there any risks involved with uric acid serum tests?
There are no relevant risks involved with this test. However, if you are allergic to some medications or have other ailments, it is your responsibility to inform your doctor prior and get a clearance for any further treatment procedures.
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Frequently Asked Questions | FAQs
Is the lab technician coming for uric acid serum test sample collection vaccinations?
Yes. Our lab technicians are fully vaccinated. Further, they also ensure safety throughout by wearing a mask, gloves, and frequently sanitizing themselves during the sample collection.
Does MFine provide the interpretation for the results along with the reports?
Yes, MFine provides the interpretation for the result along with the reports. You can also avail a free medical consultation with a doctor to understand your reports accurately. The doctor will also advise and prescribe medicines, if required, based on the results.
How can I download my uric acid serum test report?
- Login to MFine
- Go to your profile
- Click on Attachment and Reports
- Click on Lab Report
- Download the report
Are there any discount offers running on serum uric acid tests?
Usually you can avail up to 50% discount on serum uric acid test through MFine. However, the discount and test price may vary based on lab partner and location.
What are the symptoms associated with high levels of uric acid?
High levels of uric acid may cause symptoms like pain and swelling in the joints, stiffness in joints or redness around the skin.
You may also need this test if you have symptoms of a kidney stone. These include:
- Sharp pains in your abdomen, side, or groin area.
- Frequent episodes of back pain.
- Presence of blood in your urine.
- Frequent urge to urinate
- Having pain while passing urine.
- Cloudy or badly- smelling urine
- Nausea and vomiting
- If you are undergoing chemotherapy, it can increase the level of uric acid in your body.