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Uric acid test

Uric acid test

Urine uric acid urine measures levels of uric acid produced by the metabolism, but a 24-hour urine collection is needed. Blood tests are more informative in most patients.

Review Date: 1/24/2013
Reviewed By: Harvey Simon, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Senior Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital.
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