Last updated: Tuesday, 14, December, 2010
The possibility of an underlying cause should be considered. FBC, blood film; creatinine, urea.
Urine urate only occasionally required to distinguish between increased production and decreased renal clearance.
Monitoring should include urate, creatinine, urea.
|Increased urate production|
Primary metabolic gout
Tumour lysis syndrome, especially
Type I glycogen storage disease
|See under Glycogen storage diseases.|
|See under Myoglobinuria.|
|Decreased urate clearance|
Pregnancy-induced hypertension (toxaemia)
Urine - protein.See Hypertension
|See Lead poisoning|