Gout Test

£49.00

Uric acid is produced from the breakdown of purines – a compound found in food and drinks. Excess can cause gout and kidney disease.

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Description

Uric acid is produced from the breakdown of purines – a compound found in food and drinks. If too much uric acid builds up in the body, either from ingesting too much or excreting too little, it may cause crystals to be formed and accumulate in the fluid between joints. This causes pain and inflammation, known as gout. Excessive uric acid may also contribute to kidney disease.


  • Uric Acid
    Uric acid is a waste product formed from the breakdown of purines, which are substances found in various foods and also produced by the body. It is normally dissolved in the blood, processed by the kidneys, and then excreted in urine. High Uric Acid Levels: Elevated levels can lead to gout, a type of arthritis caused by uric acid crystal deposition in joints. High uric acid can also contribute to kidney stones and kidney damage. It may be caused by a diet high in purines, obesity, certain medications, alcohol, and some medical conditions. Low Uric Acid Levels: Less common and usually not a concern, but can occur in conditions like liver disease, certain genetic disorders, or can be due to excessive uric acid excretion.

How it Works
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Choose one of our test packages according to your needs – whether this would be general health screening, nutritional state, sexual health or monitoring of a chronic condition and get it delivered to your home or office.

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Perform the test at your comfort zone. This will require a fingerprick, swab of urine sample collection. Instructions will be included in your kit. Post it back to one of our accredited laboratories in a prepaid envelope.

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We will notify you when results are available and you can access it in your dashboard together with advice from our health experts. Repeat tests as recommended and track results to keep your health in a good shape all the time.

Video tutorial

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