Uric acid is the end product of purine metabolism. Purines are building blocks of RNA and DNA . Most uric acid produced in the body is excreted by Kidneys . An Over production of uric acid occurs when there is an excessive breakdown of cells, which contain purines or the instability of kidneys to excrete uric acid.
Uric acid is only...
Males: 3.6- 7.2 mg/dl
Females: 2.3 -6.1 mg/dl
When to get Tested
When there is s/s of gout, joint pain especially pain in the toes
Cancer Patients undergoing Chemotherapy or Radiotherapy to ensue uric acid levels are not dangerously high
When a person suffers from recurrent Renal calculi
Toxaemia of pregnancy
Purine rich diet
Low purine diet
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