How is Gout Diagnosed?

How is Gout Diagnosed?

How is Gout Diagnosed?


Prompt diagnosis of gout is crucial to be able to manage it's sign and symptoms early.



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Blood Test and Urine Test can be done to evaluate the levels of uric acid, however...

Did you know that it's possible for a person to have a normal blood level of uric acid while experiencing a Gout attack? That makes blood test not a definitive diagnosis of Gout.


URIC ACID LEVEL IN THE BLOOD DOES NOT CONFIRM GOUT.

To confirm the diagnosis of Gout, a procedure is performed in which synovial fluid is aspirated from the affected joint. The fluid is then examined under a microscope and if there's presence of uric acid crystals, it's certain the person is afflicted by Gout.


THE PRESENCE OF URIC ACID CRYSTAL IN THE JOINT CONFIRMS THE DIAGNOSIS OF GOUT



GOUTY ARTHRITIS
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