Uric Acid Serum Test in Ahmedabad
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How to Book A Uric Acid Serum Test in Ahmedabad?
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.
Why Book the Uric Acid Serum Test ?
- A uric acid test may be recommended to detect gout or other related kidney diseases. It also helps monitor the levels of uric acid levels in the body, especially in the case of patients who are undergoing chemotherapy. It is also useful in determining frequent kidney stones.
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What Happens to Your Test Sample?
What do Abnormal Results Indicate?
- An abnormal level of uric acid may indicate the following:
- Gout arthritis (when uric acid increases and as a result leads to joint pain. It also affect the mobility of joints)
- High uric acid can lead to the formation of uric crystals also known as kidney stones
- Kidney disease. Diabetes
- Disclaimer: It has been advised to always consult with your doctor for interpreting the test reports.
Frequently Asked Questions | FAQs
Can I avail at-home sample collection in Ambawadi, Ahmedabad?
Yes, MFine provides at-home sample collection anywhere in India, including Ambawadi, Ahmedabad.
What is the cost of the uric acid serum test in Ahmedabad?
The cost for testing in Ahmedabad varies from lab to lab, with the average cost ranging between Rs. 80 to Rs. 130.
I stay in Mumbai. Can I book a uric acid serum test for my uncle staying in Ahmedabad?
Yes, you can book the lab test for your relative staying anywhere in India conveniently through MFine.
How can I reschedule my appointment for serum uric acid sample collection?
You can reschedule a scheduled appointment for a uric acid sample through the ‘Rescheduling Appointments’ page on your account. All you need is your login credentials and phone number to access this page.
Is the lab technician coming for uric acid serum test sample collection vaccinated?
Yes. Our lab technicians are fully vaccinated. Further, they also ensure safety throughout by wearing a mask and using a sanitiser and gloves during sample collection.
When is a uric acid serum test recommended?
A uric acid test is recommended for people who are experiencing joint pain, stiffness, swelling in joints, chemotherapy patients, to evaluate kidney diseases such as kidney stones. Not only do these conditions cause a rise in uric acid but can also lead to other secondary diseases such as hypertension and cardiac diseases.
Is a prescription required to book a serum uric acid test?
No, a prescription is not required to get a uric acid serum test done. However, a doctor may provide one if needed.
Does MFine provide result interpretation along with the reports?
Yes. MFine provides result interpretation along with the reports. Also, you will be able to avail a free doctor consultation after the lab test to understand your reports accurately. Our doctor will also advise and prescribe medicines if required based on the results.
Is the uric acid serum test definitive?
No, it is not the only test to rule the diseases that are associated with high nitrates levels such as kidney stones and cancers.
What other tests are usually recommended along with the uric acid serum test?
Some tests that your doctor may recommend along with a uric acid serum test are:
- Complete blood count
- Complete metabolic panel
- Lipid profile
- Joint X-rays (to assess joint swelling)
- Joint aspiration (to look for uric acid crystals in the joint)
- Renal ultrasound if kidney stones are suspected
What diseases can be detected through the uric serum acid test?
Some common diseases/disorders that can be detected through a uric serum acid test are –
- Gout arthritis
- Kidney stones
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus
- Fatty liver disease
How can I download my Serum Uric acid test report?
- Login to MFine
- Go to your profile
- Click Attachment and Reports
- Click Lab Report and download the same.
Are there any discount offers running on serum uric acid tests in Ahmedabad?
Usually, you can avail yourself up to a 50% discount on the uric acid test through MFine. However, the discount and test price may vary based on lab partner and location.