Uric Acid Test

The uric acid test measures the uric acid blood level.

View Sample Results

Uric Acid Test FAQ

What is a Uric Acid Test

The Uric Acid Test measures the blood level of Uric Acid.

Why is a Uric Acid test important?

Uric acid levels are increased by ingesting meat, alcohol, and sugar as well as in high cell turnover states. Elevated uric acid levels commonly cause gout, kidney stones, and other problems.

What type of specimen will I submit?

This Uric Acid Test is a blood test.

Do I need to fast to take this test?

Fasting is not necessary.

How long does it take to get test results?

It typically takes 4 business days or less.

Accesa Labs does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All users should consult with a medical provider for specific health concerns.

Last updated on October 10, 2017

Uric Acid Test for $29

Uric Acid Blood Test - More Information

The uric acid test, also known as a gout lab test, measures the uric acid blood level.

Uric acid is a molecule also known by its other forms - urate and acid urates. Made from carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen, uric acid is normal product of the breakdown of cells (specifically purine nucleotides) via the enzyme xanthine oxidase. Most uric acid is filtered by the kidneys and excreted in the urine.

In human health, high uric acid levels, also known as hyperuricemia, can cause issues in the body. Elevated uric acid blood levels result from increased dietary intake (e.g. sugar or large amounts of protein), decreased kidney function, and use of specific types of medications such as diuretics. The common consequence of high uric acid levels is gout, a condition in which the uric acid normally dissolved in bodily fluids forms crystals in our joints and skin. Gout is quite painful and symptoms can also include red or hot joints. Gout is typically managed with lifestyle changes as well as medications such as NSAIDs, colchicine and allopurinol. High uric acid levels may also be associated with insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome.

To get a uric acid test near you, just order online and get your blood drawn at the selected Quest Diagnostics lab. Once your uric acid lab results are ready, you will be able to download them electronically. As can be seen on the uric acid sample report above, your uric acid blood levels will be reported in mg/dL as a numerical result. The uric acid lab report will also include a reference range against which you can compare your uric acid lab test results.

Uric Acid Test at Guaranteed Prices.
Our Uric Acid Test price includes the following:
  • A doctor's lab order
  • 24 / 7 order processing
  • Access to 1000+ Quest labs
How It Works
1. Order Online
No separate office visit required.
2. Visit Lab
Get tested at a lab near me.
3. Receive Results
Get electronic results securely.