Test strips for monitoring Uric Acid amount level
What is Uric Acid?
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Uric acid is a chemical that's produced during the digestion of certain foods and the natural breakdown of cells in the body.
An increased amount of uric acid in the urine often indicates gout , which is a common form of arthritis.
Why do you need to check Uric Acid level?
This test may be done to help determine the cause of a high uric acid level in the blood.
It may also be done to monitor people with gout, and to choose the best medicine to lower the uric acid level in the blood.
Uric acid is a chemical created when the body breaks down substances called purines. Most uric acid dissolves in blood and travels to the kidneys, where it passes out in urine. If your body produces too much uric acid or does not remove enough of it, you may get sick. A high level of uric acid in the body is called hyperuricemia and it can lead to gout or kidney damage.
This test may also be done to check whether a high uric acid level is causing kidney stones.