Wednesday, June 22, 2016

How is Gout Diagnosed?

How is Gout Diagnosed?

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



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