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High Blood Pressure

Uric acid

04/15/2008

Question:

my blood test results came back, the level of uric acid was 186. What does that mean as my Dr said normal readings are 0-20.

Answer:

The normal level for uric acid is 150 to 480 mcmol/L for men and 90 to 360 mcmol/L for women.  Your level therefore falls in the normal range.

In the U.S., uric acid is measured in mg/dL.  The normal levels are 2.5 to 8.0 for men and 1.5 to 6.0 for women.

An elevated uric acid level increases the risk for gout and for kidney stones.

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Response by:

Max C Reif, MD Max C Reif, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director of Hypertension Section
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati