Gout is a kind of arthritis that occurs when uric acid builds up in blood and causes joint inflammation.
Gout is caused by having higher-than-normal levels of uric acid in your body. This may occur if:
If too much uric acid builds up in the fluid around the joints (synovial fluid), uric acid crystals form. These crystals cause the joint to swell up and become inflamed.
This test checks to see how much uric acid you have in your blood.
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