Uric acid is usually produced in our body as a result of purine breakdown. Purines are organic compounds present in the diet. Serum Uric Acid Test is done to evaluate the amount of uric acid present in the blood.
Uric acid gets dissolved in blood and filtered by the kidneys which is then excreted in the urine. Excess amount of uric acid or in less quantities can accumulate in the body causing high levels of uric acid in the blood.The presence of high uric acid causes gout and also leads to kidney disease.
To measure the amount of uric acid in blood
This blood tests helps to diagnose for diseases like Gout, Hyperuricemia, Diabetes, Leukaemia, Hyperparathyroidism, Kidney failure, Bone marrow cancer, liver disease, Cystinosis.