blood and urine uric acid

blood and urine uric acid

a blood/urine test that detects levels of uric acid in order to determine the presence of hyperuricemia (elevated uric acid in the blood) and uricosuria (elevated uric acid in the urine). Causes of abnormal uric acid levels may include gout, kidney failure, alcoholism, leukemias, metastatic cancer, multiple myeloma, hyperlipoproteinemia, diabetes mellitus, stress, lead poisoning, and dehydration.