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Diagnostic Tests for Gout

Gout: Diagnostic Tests

The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Gout includes:

  • Hyperuricemia test - not a very useful test as some people with gout
  • Are negative and there are many false positives of healthy people with elevated uric acid
  • Joint fluid test - examination for crystals; also test for bacteria to rule out infection.

Home Diagnostic Testing

These home medical tests may be relevant to Gout:

 

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