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What are the tests for gouty arthritis?
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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Two tests: one is a blood test which tests the level of uric acid in your blood.
The second on is a test of the joint fluid in the affected joints or joint that looks for urate crystrals under a microscope. These crystals look like needles which can feel like needles as well.

In brief: See below
Two tests: one is a blood test which tests the level of uric acid in your blood.
The second on is a test of the joint fluid in the affected joints or joint that looks for urate crystrals under a microscope. These crystals look like needles which can feel like needles as well.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Robert Leland
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
In brief: Labs
Presumptive diagnosis of gout can be made by exam (swollen warm joint), labs (elevated serum uric acid levels) and history, definitive diagnosis requires analysis of an aspiration from the joint demonstrating appropriate "crystals".

In brief: Labs
Presumptive diagnosis of gout can be made by exam (swollen warm joint), labs (elevated serum uric acid levels) and history, definitive diagnosis requires analysis of an aspiration from the joint demonstrating appropriate "crystals".
Dr. Robert Leland
Dr. Robert Leland
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