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Better2Know Terms & Conditions
What is Uric Acid?
Uric acid is a chemical produced by the body to break down substances called purines, which are produced in the body. Purines are also present in foods such as sardines, liver, anchovies and beer. Too much uric acid can lead to the formation of crystals in your joints, leading to painful inflammation called gout, a form of arthritis. These crystals can also settle in the kidneys to form kidney stones.
Why consider our uric acid gout and kidney stones test?
This test can be used as a way of measuring your uric acid levels if you have been diagnosed with gout previously. If you are currently suffering from painful swelling in your joints or have been prone to kidney stones in the past, then you should consider taking a Better2Know uric acid gout and kidney stones test.
Typical symptoms of gout include:
- Pain or swelling in the joints
- Reddish skin around the joints
- Joints that feel warm to the touch
Symptoms of kidney stones can include:
- Back pain
- Sharp abdominal pain
- Blood in the urine
- Frequent urge to urinate
How does this test work?
The Better2Know uric acid gout and kidney stones test uses a blood sample. Your home test kit includes everything your nurse needs to need to collect your sample for you. It also includes a pre-paid envelope to send your sample to our accredited laboratory.
What tests will you run on my sample?
Your sample will be tested for uric acid. The level of uric acid in your blood will determine if there is a potential issue which you need to speak to your doctor about.
When will my test kit arrive?
If ordered before 4pm Monday-Friday, your test kit will be sent out that same day via first class post. You should receive your kit the following working day.
How will I receive my test results?
Your confidential uric acid test results will be ready within two days of them arriving at our accredited laboratory. A member of our team will contact you when your results are ready. You can also access your results by logging into your secure patient area on the Better2Know website at any time.
What should I do with my results?
If your test results are outside the normal range for uric acid, then you should speak with a doctor to discuss your results and any treatment that may be required. Better2Know has a network of doctors nationwide and can help you arrange a follow-up consultation with a private doctor in your local area.
How can I order my test?
You can order your uric acid gout and kidney stones test by selecting the ‘Add to Basket’ button. To speak to an advisor and order your test over the phone, call Better2Know on the number at the top of this page.
- Test: Uric Acid
- Condition: Gout and Kidney Stones
- Accuracy: 99.9%
- Test Kit: Finger prick test
- Results Turnaround time: Within 2 days
- Price: £39.95 UK
How it works
How It Works
Buying your home test kits online is simple:
- 1 Buy your test online.
- 2 Receive it in the post.
- 3 Provide a sample.
- 4 Free return postage to the lab.
- 5 Check your results securely online.
We provide a completely confidential and anonymous service. Please refer to our FAQs above, for more information. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, using the phone number at the top of the page.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When will you send my kit to me?
If your order is placed before 4pm on a working day, then it will be sent the same day. Otherwise it will be sent on the next working day.
Q: Why do you need my email address?
Your Patient Services Manager, Louise Wright, will email you your login details to access your results, a confirmation your kit has been dispatched and finally when all your results are ready. We do not sell on or email you any other marketing materials, that is why we do not ask you to opt in or out of anything.
Q: Do I need to use my real name?
No, but the postman does need to know where to deliver the kit to. As long as you use a name that will get the kit to you, then we do not need your real name.
Q: What does the kit packaging look like?
It will arrive in plain white envelope with your typed name and address on it.
Q: What if I have any more questions?
You can email Louise by replying to one of the emails she has sent to you. She will do her best to answer them.