This confidential urine assay for Uric Acid is offered at more than thirty two Spire locations that we refer our patients to across England, Scotland and Wales.
Included in each request for Uric Acid in urine are a Doctors Referal, all Phlebotomy fees (your blood taken at a Private Hospital), all laboratory fees and includes our GP comments.
Uric acid is a normal waste product of protein breakdown in the body. Low levels within a health screening are generally of no concern, but high levels can lead to gout - an acutely painful inflammation of the joints. High uric acid can also be associated with some medication (especially diuretics), diet or possibly be of genetic origin.