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Uric Acid Blood Test

Original price £59.00 - Original price £59.00
Original price
£59.00 - £59.00
Current price £59.00

A uric acid blood test can help diagnose conditions such as gout, kidney stones, or certain types of kidney disease.

  • Biomarkers: 1
  • Turnaround: 1-2 days

Simple and accurate blood test from a laboratory you can speak to.

Step 1. Choose sample collection option

Currently selected option: HOME KIT via Royal Mail Tracked 24

  • Available everywhere in mainland UK.
  • Includes everything you need to take a safe and suitable blood sample in about 15 minutes.
  • Post the sample back to our laboratory via Royal Mail Tracked 24.

Re-test guarantee

Stay ahead of gout and kidney issues with our Uric Acid Blood Test. Our convenient home test kits deliver rapid results from our CQC-accredited lab, usually within 24 hours.

Track your kidney function via our secure online Health Dashboard. Our all-inclusive service provides you with the vital data you need to make well-informed lifestyle choices and take preventative measures.

Opt for One Day Tests to proactively monitor your kidney health, without the need for referrals or waiting lists. Order a Uric Acid Test kit today and take the first step towards a healthier you.

About the Uric Acid Blood Test

The Uric Acid Blood Test is a crucial diagnostic tool for assessing the risk of gout and kidney health. Elevated uric acid levels can crystallise in joints and tissues, leading to painful gout attacks or contributing to kidney stone formation. This simple blood test, available through One Day Tests, offers a quick and reliable measure of uric acid in your blood, with results typically returned within 24 hours from a CQC-accredited lab.

It is an essential test for those with a history of gout, kidney issues, or for individuals who wish to monitor the effects of their diet and lifestyle on their renal health. By taking this test, you can gain valuable insights into your health, enabling timely interventions that can prevent complications and promote long-term well-being.

1 Biomarker


    - Uric Acid


    Need more biomarkers? Check out our Kidney Function Blood Test

Most of the biomarkers we offer in the "ready made" panels are also available separately. So if your favourite test panel is missing a biomarker you would like to have, no problem, you can add whatever you need to one of our standard panels using the "Pick-n-mix" options, such as this one.


    For most biomarkers our usual turnaround time is 24-48 hours, or less, from the time your sample is in our lab. We do not wait for all the results to complete before sending them to you, so you may start receiving results the same day for most cases, or as results become available.

    We are extremely proud of our very short turnaround times and a very efficient laboratory processes. Whilst we accommodate the shortest of time scales, with some results available within hours, for this particular test the usual turnaround time is:

    1-2 days

Doctor's notes

Hi, I am Dr. Adam Staten and here's my view on this test as a GP and Clinical Director at One Day Tests.

Uric acid is a natural waste product found in the blood, originating from the breakdown of purines, which are substances found in various foods. While it is typically expelled through the kidneys, an excess can lead to health issues such as gout—a form of arthritis characterised by severe pain and swelling, primarily in the joints.

The Uric Acid Blood Test is a key indicator of your body`s purine metabolism and kidney function. Elevated uric acid levels can not only flag the risk of gout but also signal potential kidney problems or the presence of other metabolic conditions.

Proactive health management often involves monitoring these levels, especially if you're at risk due to factors like dietary habits, hereditary conditions, or certain medications.

Red flag symptoms for the Uric Acid Blood Test

Even if your blood tests are normal, you should see a doctor if you have any of the symptoms below because they may be a sign of a serious underlying illness.

  • Intense joint pain
  • Lingering discomfort
  • Inflammation and redness
  • Limited range of motion
  • Recurrent kidney stones

Your Results and Health Dashboard

The results of your Uric Acid Blood Test will be emailed to you as a secured PDF file, ready for your GP and will also be uploaded to our Health Dashboard area of the website. It’s a unique and powerful tool, powered by our in-house clinical analysis research, to match your biomarkers across test panels and symptoms, as well as provide clinical commentary on all individual biomarkers you tested for.

The health dashboard will also provide "panel level" commentary - a birds eye view of the biomarkers that were tested. This feature allows you to view your test results and clinical commentary, and compare them to previous results, giving you a clear understanding of how your health is progressing.

By using the Health Dashboard, you can identify changes in your biomarkers and make necessary adjustments to your lifestyle. This added value is immense, as it empowers you to monitor your health and make informed decisions about your well-being.

It's free and is available with all of our tests.

Save on continuous monitoring with our subscription plan

The best way to look after your health is to do so regularly. This is easy to do with our continual monitoring plans which give you a discount on future blood tests. You choose the frequency and we'll do the rest.

When you purchase a subscription, we will deliver your home test kits or allow you to book appointments in line with your chosen frequency. You will be able to track your biomarkers over time in our powerful Health Dashboard, where results will be automatically updated for you. There is a minimum of 3 tests with any subscription, after which you can pause/restart/cancel at any time.

Special instructions

Hi, I am Stefania Brown, I am the Laboratory Manager at One Day Tests and here are the lab's special requests for the Uric Acid Blood Test.

You should fast for at least 4 hours before the test. Avoid alcohol and certain medications that can affect uric acid levels.

Venepuncture appointment - how to prepare

If you are coming into one of our clinics for the test, this is what you need to do before you arrive:

  • Drink plenty of water about an hour before the appointment.
  • Avoid coffee/tea/energy drinks. Water is good!
  • That’s it! We’ll do the rest.

Home test kit for Uric Acid Blood Test - how it works

Our blood test kits are simple and convenient.

The most important step in doing a blood test at home is to read the instructions very carefully. The process is very simple, but there are a few pitfalls you need to be aware of - you will save yourself a lot of time if you do it right the first time around!

  • Full printed instructions will arrive with your kit - please read them carefully.
  • Drink plenty before taking the sample and warm your hands up in the sink with warm water for a few minutes. This will make your blood flow much better.
  • Fill the tubes to the top line. We don’t need much blood; filling tubes to the top line is about 15 drops of blood.
  • Post the samples on the same day you take them, before midday, Monday to Thursday. If you post it any other time it might get to us late or be stuck at a sorting office over the weekend. You will then have to do it again.
  • Package the sample in the same box the kit came in. Otherwise, Royal Mail or DPD will reject it. The sample tubes go into a pouch, then into a cardboard box, and then into a return envelope. All of this is provided in the kit: please use it.

We look forward to receiving your sample in our lab!

How the finger prick home test kit for Uric Acid Blood Test works - from Dr. Adam Staten

Why choose us?

Hello! My name is Dr. Vinesh Mistry, I am part of the GP team here at One Day Tests and here is why you should trust us to test your blood.

We run our own regulated laboratories and our own accredited clinics. We manufacture our own approved home sample collection kits. Your results are looked after by our fantastic clinical governance team and our super-talented biomedical science team.

When you book your test with us - you book directly with the lab. This means accuracy and responsible duty of care, direct access to the provider and extremely fast turnaround times.

Finally, our customer services rock! You can ask the lab a question any time or you can speak to a real human. It's good to WhatsApp, email on or give us a call on 0845 527 07 67.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hi, I am Lana Nela, Lead Nurse, and here is what we are frequently asked about this test.

Why is it important to measure Uric Acid levels?

Measuring uric acid levels is crucial for diagnosing gout and monitoring the risk of developing kidney stones. It can also indicate how well your body produces and removes uric acid, which is vital for maintaining good health.

Can diet affect my Uric Acid levels?

Yes, diet plays a significant role in uric acid levels. Foods high in purines, such as red meat, organ meats, and certain fish, can increase uric acid. Alcohol, especially beer, and drinks high in fructose can also raise levels.

Can Uric Acid levels be lowered naturally?

Yes, lifestyle changes like reducing intake of purine-rich foods, avoiding alcohol, staying hydrated, and maintaining a healthy weight can help lower uric acid levels naturally.

Why take this test?

Hi, I am Dr. Marco Esposito and here is why it's important to take this test.
  • If you are experiencing joint pain, swelling, or redness, particularly in the big toe, this test can be crucial for diagnosing gout.
  • Elevated uric acid levels can also indicate kidney conditions or the risk of developing kidney stones, making this test a vital tool for renal health.
  • For those with a history of high blood pressure or cardiovascular issues, monitoring uric acid can be beneficial as it may be associated with such conditions.
  • Regular uric acid testing can be a proactive step for those with a family history of gout or kidney stones, allowing for early detection and management.

Is this test right for you?

Hi, I am Sandeep Patel, I am the Laboratory Director at One Day Tests. Here are the symptoms that you may wish to address with this test.

This test is recommended for those experiencing recurrent joint discomfort, particularly in your feet, which may signal gout or other joint-related issues. It is also crucial for individuals with a history of kidney stones or renal complications, as elevated uric acid levels can contribute to these conditions. 

If there is a family history of gout or kidney disease, monitoring uric acid levels can facilitate early detection and proactive management. Additionally, those concerned about cardiovascular health should be aware that uric acid levels have been associated with hypertension and heart disease. Opting for this test is a step towards vigilant health management, allowing you to address potential concerns promptly and effectively.


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