A 39-year-old male asked:
i had blood tests for uric acid this morning. struggled to draw blood as it was thick and not flowing. could there be a link to my gout?
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Dr. Aveshen Govender answered
Specializes in General Practice
Coagulation : Uric acid level does not influence the thickness of blood. It may have been difficult to obtain access to a good vein for the blood draw. If you are concerned that your blood is thickened or clots easily request specific tests for this (INR and PTT)
Answered on Apr 9, 2018
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