Uric acid is an organic compound of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and hydrogen, with the formula C5H4N4O3


... Why get tested?
To detect high levels of uric acid, which could be a sign of the condition gout

When to get tested?
When your doctor thinks that you might have gout or when monitoring certain chemotherapy or radiation therapies for cancer

Sample required?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in the arm
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