A serum uric acid analyzes the level of uric acid in the blood. Uric acid is a waste product that is synthesized when purines, which are chemical elements in the cells, are broken down. Most of the uric acid is removed from the body through urination.
Why get tested?
This test helps in measuring the level of uric acid in the body. It is also used to diagnose conditions such as-
2. Kidney Stones
It is also an important test that is prescribed for patients undergoing cancer treatment. This is done to keep the level of uric acid in check.
What it measures?
The test measures the level of uric acid in the blood. High levels of uric acid in the body indicate that the body is making a large amount of uric acid due to kidney dysfunction.
This test includes
Serum Uric Acid
No preparation is required for this test.
In some cases, the doctor may advise the patient to refrain from eating for at least 4 hours prior to the test.
Patients are advised to inform the doctor if they are taking any supplements or over-the-counter medicines.