A uric acid blood test is a common test that measures the levels of uric acid in your blood. Uric acid is a waste product that is produced by the breakdown of purines, which are found in certain foods and are also made by your body. High levels of uric acid in the blood can lead to a condition called gout, which causes inflammation and pain in the joints. The test is often used to help diagnose gout and to monitor the effectiveness of treatment for the condition.
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