Your doctor should be testing you every few months - more frequently if you have started a new treatment, changed gout diet, or made some other change that might affect your uric acid level.
If you do not know the amount of uric acid in your blood (often called serum uric acid), make sure you arrange for a test today. And get the exact number - not an opinion such as high, normal or low. Often, uric acid test results are described as normal when they are at a dangerous level for gout sufferers.
One complication of the results is that different testers use two different measurements. Conventional measurements are mg/dL, which is the most common. Some countries, especially in Europe, have adopted SI units which are either mmol/L or more commonly µmol/L (pronounced mewmol per liter or litre).
Uric Acid Levels Guidelines
For complete reference information about all aspects of uric acid levels, including: normal uric acid levels; uric acid range; uric acid scale; and uric acid level chart, please see:
- Uric Acid Level
- Your uric acid level is vital to help you fix your gout. But when you start checking you see it fluctuate. Don't worry - just look for a healthy range.
- Uric Acid Test Kit
- A uric acid test kit is easy to use, yet provides vital information on your uric acid levels. It helps you stay in control of your gout, but don't even think of buying one without reading these guidelines.
- Uric Acid Levels Chart
- This uric acid levels chart extends the mini uric acid table in the right-hand sidebar on every page. See the uric acid scales by safe, OK, warning, and danger.
- Uric Acid Concentration
- What does mg/dL, mmol/L etc mean? Use this uric acid calculator for easy conversion between different scales.
- Normal Uric Acid Levels
- See why you should avoid normal uric acid. Avoid using normal for uric acid levels, as it is widely misused and dangerous for gout control.
- High Uric Acid Levels
- Though we know that elevated uric acid is one of the main symptoms of gout. How high is too high? See why you have to have your own personal target for high uric acid levels.
Please remember that interpretation of your uric acid level test results should be done by a qualified medical practitioner, preferably a rheumatologist. You might consider supporting these "official" tests with your own interim uric acid level tests at home.
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