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What are the tests for gout?

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In brief: Blood work

Blood work for uric acid level is the most common.
A joint aspiration could also be done with sending the material to the lab to see if crystals exist.

In brief: Blood work

Blood work for uric acid level is the most common.
A joint aspiration could also be done with sending the material to the lab to see if crystals exist.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Oliver Wang
Podiatry
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In brief: Uric acid levels

Uric acid blood levels will help assess if you have gout.
Other definitive tests include tapping the joint to aspirate joint fluid for evaluation. Kidney function test is also necessary to assess health and efficiency of your kidneys.

In brief: Uric acid levels

Uric acid blood levels will help assess if you have gout.
Other definitive tests include tapping the joint to aspirate joint fluid for evaluation. Kidney function test is also necessary to assess health and efficiency of your kidneys.
Dr. Oliver Wang
Dr. Oliver Wang
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