Gout (Uric Acid) Test

Gout (Uric Acid) Test

Measure the level of uric acid in your blood, which is useful for diagnosing and monitoring gout and kidney stones. Read more
Test details

Sample type:
Blood
Preparation:
You do not need to do anything special to prepare for the sample collection. This test does not require fasting.
Test type: In Person
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$40.00
+ $6.00 Physician Service Fee
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What
What
Measures the level of uric acid in your blood.
Who Alt
Who
Must be 18+ years of age to purchase.
How
How
Blood
Schedule an appointment, then visit a Quest Diagnostics patient service center location.
About the Test

Gout is characterized by sudden, severe attacks of pain, swelling, redness, and tenderness in the joints, often the joint at the base of the big toe and often at night. Gout can develop in individuals who have high levels of uric acid in the blood.

Our Uric Acid Test identifies whether you have abnormal uric acid levels in your blood. Uric acid is a normal waste product in your blood. The body makes uric acid when it breaks down purines, substances found in the cells of the body and in the food we eat. Most uric acid dissolves in blood, travels to the kidneys, and is removed from the body in urine. However, if too much uric acid builds up in the blood it can form into crystals in the joints, causing gout, a common and complex form of arthritis. These crystals can also settle into the kidneys and form kidney stones, or in extreme cases, cause kidney failure.

 

How it works

  • In-person
  • In-home sample collection
1

Buy a lab test & schedule an appointment

No doctor visit required for purchase. Book a visit to one of 2000+ Quest locations.

2

Visit Quest for sample collection

3

Get fast results online

Access results online as soon as they’re available.

4

Get physician support

Discuss your results with an independent physician at no extra cost.

1

Buy a lab test
+ in-home sample collection

If in-home service is available in your area, purchase for an additional $79 fee.

2

Schedule an appointment

After you make a purchase, Quest Mobile will contact you to schedule an in-home sample collection appointment.

3

In-home sample collection

A Quest Mobile phlebotomist will collect your sample and deliver it to Quest Diagnostics.

4

Get fast results online

Access results online as soon as they’re available. Discuss your results with an independent physician at no extra cost.

 

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