How is Gout Diagnosed?
by: Arlene Gentallan
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 microscope and if there's a 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