This test evaluates the value of uric acid in the blood. The increase in uric acid is associated with gout, kidney disorders, malignancy, use of cytotoxic drugs and starvation. However, increase in uric acid does not always lead to development of gout and a maintaining a level of <6 mg/dL of uric acid in blood prevents its crystallization in joints. Increased intake of purines through diet and different metabolic disorders can lead to symptoms that can call for this test including, kidney stones, pain and swelling in joints, especially in toes.
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