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Uric Acid Test Cost

Uric acid test is an investigative test done to measure the levels of uric acid in the blood. Uric acid levels are estimated by a simple blood test done by collecting a blood sample from the vein on inner side of the arm. Uric acid levels are also estimated to monitor its levels in people undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Also used in diagnosing gout and the cause of reoccurring kidney stones.

Uric Acid Test Cost in Various Indian Cities
We have Uric Acid Test price information in 118 cities.
CityAverage PriceStarting PricePrice Upto
AgraRs. 99.00Rs. 70.00Rs. 160.00
AhmedabadRs. 135.00Rs. 80.00Rs. 200.00
AhmednagarRs. 115.00Rs. 80.00Rs. 250.00
AligarhRs. 106.00Rs. 80.00Rs. 160.00
AllahabadRs. 126.00Rs. 80.00Rs. 220.00
AmbalaRs. 91.00Rs. 50.00Rs. 150.00
AmravatiRs. 105.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 120.00
AmritsarRs. 103.00Rs. 60.00Rs. 200.00
AnantapurRs. 134.00Rs. 80.00Rs. 200.00
AurangabadRs. 132.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 200.00
BangaloreRs. 134.00Rs. 40.00Rs. 600.00
BardhamanRs. 113.00Rs. 80.00Rs. 150.00
BareillyRs. 100.00Rs. 80.00Rs. 120.00
BelgaumRs. 122.00Rs. 80.00Rs. 200.00
BhagalpurRs. 165.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 250.00
BharuchRs. 105.00Rs. 70.00Rs. 120.00
BhavnagarRs. 137.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 250.00
BhilaiRs. 116.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 150.00
BhopalRs. 113.00Rs. 50.00Rs. 350.00
BhubaneswarRs. 115.00Rs. 90.00Rs. 200.00
BikanerRs. 98.00Rs. 70.00Rs. 120.00
BokaroRs. 142.00Rs. 80.00Rs. 200.00
ChandigarhRs. 88.00Rs. 30.00Rs. 150.00
ChennaiRs. 123.00Rs. 50.00Rs. 300.00
ChiralaRs. 100.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 100.00
ChittoorRs. 110.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 150.00
CoimbatoreRs. 124.00Rs. 70.00Rs. 200.00
CuttackRs. 122.00Rs. 70.00Rs. 200.00
DarbhangaRs. 117.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 150.00
DhanbadRs. 154.00Rs. 120.00Rs. 200.00
ErnakulamRs. 104.00Rs. 70.00Rs. 150.00
FaridabadRs. 127.00Rs. 70.00Rs. 230.00
GandhinagarRs. 150.00Rs. 110.00Rs. 200.00
GhaziabadRs. 118.00Rs. 70.00Rs. 210.00
GorakhpurRs. 103.00Rs. 80.00Rs. 160.00
GulbargaRs. 90.00Rs. 30.00Rs. 150.00
GunturRs. 125.00Rs. 30.00Rs. 200.00
GurdaspurRs. 47.00Rs. 40.00Rs. 50.00
GurgaonRs. 134.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 300.00
GuwahatiRs. 172.00Rs. 120.00Rs. 260.00
GwaliorRs. 116.00Rs. 80.00Rs. 200.00
HaridwarRs. 115.00Rs. 80.00Rs. 200.00
HooghlyRs. 97.00Rs. 60.00Rs. 230.00
HoshiarpurRs. 84.00Rs. 50.00Rs. 190.00
HowrahRs. 104.00Rs. 60.00Rs. 220.00
HyderabadRs. 159.00Rs. 70.00Rs. 600.00
IndoreRs. 125.00Rs. 50.00Rs. 200.00
JabalpurRs. 104.00Rs. 80.00Rs. 120.00
JaipurRs. 112.00Rs. 70.00Rs. 240.00
JalandharRs. 92.00Rs. 50.00Rs. 180.00
JalgaonRs. 103.00Rs. 80.00Rs. 120.00
JamnagarRs. 134.00Rs. 90.00Rs. 200.00
JamshedpurRs. 104.00Rs. 45.00Rs. 300.00
JodhpurRs. 88.00Rs. 20.00Rs. 130.00
JunagadhRs. 161.00Rs. 120.00Rs. 250.00
KanpurRs. 121.00Rs. 90.00Rs. 170.00
KhararRs. 119.00Rs. 40.00Rs. 180.00
KochiRs. 96.00Rs. 60.00Rs. 130.00
KolhapurRs. 107.00Rs. 60.00Rs. 150.00
KolkataRs. 141.00Rs. 50.00Rs. 500.00
KotaRs. 80.00Rs. 50.00Rs. 120.00
KurnoolRs. 155.00Rs. 80.00Rs. 200.00
LucknowRs. 127.00Rs. 60.00Rs. 220.00
LudhianaRs. 87.00Rs. 50.00Rs. 180.00
MaduraiRs. 156.00Rs. 40.00Rs. 300.00
MangaloreRs. 97.00Rs. 50.00Rs. 250.00
MeerutRs. 107.00Rs. 80.00Rs. 150.00
MehsanaRs. 111.00Rs. 80.00Rs. 150.00
MohaliRs. 90.00Rs. 40.00Rs. 150.00
MoradabadRs. 109.00Rs. 80.00Rs. 130.00
MumbaiRs. 143.00Rs. 40.00Rs. 1550.00
MuzaffarpurRs. 108.00Rs. 90.00Rs. 150.00
MysoreRs. 106.00Rs. 70.00Rs. 280.00
NadiaRs. 87.00Rs. 70.00Rs. 120.00
NagpurRs. 121.00Rs. 50.00Rs. 300.00
NalgondaRs. 180.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 350.00
NandedRs. 101.00Rs. 60.00Rs. 200.00
NashikRs. 112.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 170.00
Navi MumbaiRs. 153.00Rs. 50.00Rs. 220.00
NavsariRs. 111.00Rs. 60.00Rs. 150.00
NelloreRs. 108.00Rs. 70.00Rs. 120.00
DelhiRs. 134.00Rs. 60.00Rs. 400.00
NoidaRs. 152.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 245.00
PanchkulaRs. 122.00Rs. 70.00Rs. 300.00
PanjimRs. 116.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 200.00
PatialaRs. 112.00Rs. 80.00Rs. 160.00
PatnaRs. 111.00Rs. 80.00Rs. 150.00
PondicherryRs. 107.00Rs. 50.00Rs. 250.00
PuneRs. 135.00Rs. 50.00Rs. 420.00
RaipurRs. 123.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 200.00
RajkotRs. 134.00Rs. 80.00Rs. 180.00
RanchiRs. 148.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 240.00
SalemRs. 123.00Rs. 60.00Rs. 200.00
SecunderabadRs. 151.00Rs. 50.00Rs. 500.00
SiliguriRs. 117.00Rs. 80.00Rs. 200.00
SolapurRs. 149.00Rs. 70.00Rs. 300.00
SrikakulamRs. 123.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 180.00
SrinagarRs. 76.00Rs. 50.00Rs. 130.00
SuratRs. 136.00Rs. 60.00Rs. 200.00
ThaneRs. 162.00Rs. 50.00Rs. 300.00
ThiruvananthapuramRs. 92.00Rs. 30.00Rs. 130.00
TiruchirappalliRs. 99.00Rs. 70.00Rs. 150.00
TirupatiRs. 154.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 250.00
UdaipurRs. 97.00Rs. 70.00Rs. 120.00
VadodaraRs. 129.00Rs. 80.00Rs. 180.00
ValsadRs. 114.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 130.00
VaranasiRs. 102.00Rs. 80.00Rs. 160.00
VelloreRs. 131.00Rs. 60.00Rs. 250.00
VijayawadaRs. 101.00Rs. 50.00Rs. 200.00
VisakhapatnamRs. 111.00Rs. 40.00Rs. 200.00
WarangalRs. 105.00Rs. 80.00Rs. 150.00
West GodavariRs. 177.00Rs. 100.00Rs. 450.00

Uric acid is a waste product of the purine metabolism. Purines are found in our own body in DNA and in food substances such as sardines, anchovies, dried beans and peas and drinks like beer and wine. Uric acid dissolves in the blood and is then filtered by the kidneys. Remenant uric acid is excreted via stool. Excess uric acid production leads to accumulation of uric acid in the body thereby elevating its levels. Excess uric acid results in gout and is also responsible for kidney disease.

Purines are compounds found naturally in our body cells and in our DNA. They are released in the blood when cells or DNA is broken down. Purine is broken down into uric acid which is excreted by the body via urine and stool. But, if the production of uric acid is excess and the kidney function is disrupted, there is accumulation of uric acid in the body. This leads to higher than normal levels of uric acid in the blood. Uric acids levels are also elevated by consuming diet rich in purines like fish, or taking diuretics, aspirin etc.

This test is advised when the healthcare provider suspects the symptoms of gout such as joint pains, swelling of toes or ankles, swelling or red skin near the joints, warm skin of the joints etc. Uric acid levels also increase when there is a kidney disorder, particularly, kidney stones. Symptoms of kidney stones can be seen as severe pain in the lower back, nausea and vomiting, frequent urination and blood in the urine.

Chemotherapy and radiation therapy kill numerous cells in the body and thus are also responsible for the increase in the uric acid level. So this test is advised to monitor the levels and prevent them from getting dangerously high. Medications and endocrine disorders like diabetes also elevate the uric acid level. The test is often ordered when the patient is suffering from recurrent kidney stones.

The procedure of this test is quite simple. The technician ties a band to the upper arm to flood the vein with blood. The area is cleaned with rubbing alcohol. A thin needle is inserted into the vein on the inner side of the arm and the blood is then collected into a syringe and then into a vial. There are no risks associated, but there is a chance of little bruising and dizziness.

Precautions to be taken are staying hydrated before the test, avoid taking any diuretics or medications like aspirin etc. 24 hours before the test. Fasting for 4 hours prior to the test is often preferred. Inform your doctor about any medicines, prescription or over-the-counter, you are taking.

Uric Acid Test FAQs
Q: What is uric acid test?
A: Uric acid test is an examination to measure the amount of uric acid in your body. Through this blood test, doctors evaluate your body's ability to produce uric acid and discard it from your system.
Q: How is a uric acid test done?
A: A uric acid test is mainly performed using a blood sample. For some cases, doctors may ask to provide urine samples as well to complete diagnosis of a specific case.
Q: What are the precautions to be followed before uric acid test?
A: Do not consume alcohol 24 hours before taking the test. If you are under medications like aspirin or ibuprofen, the doctor will ask to discontinue it for some time prior to the test. Fasting for at-least four hours before the test is suggested.
Q: Who are at increased risk of producing high levels of uric acid?
A: Diabetic and gout patients are prone to developing renal disorders. The uric acid levels in such individuals are higher than the normal range.
Q: What are the normal ranges of uric acid?
A: The normal range of uric acid for females is 2.4-6.0 mg/dL (miligram per deciliter) and for males is 3.4-7.0 mg/dL (milligram per deciliter).