How is Gout Diagnosed?
Prompt diagnosis of gout is crucial to be able to manage it's sign and symptoms early.
@healthbiztips 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.
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.