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To assist in confirming a diagnosis of gout, assess renal function, evaluate for kidney stones, and monitor the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions.
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction. Usually, a 24-hr urine collection is ordered. As appropriate, provide the required urine collection container and specimen collection instructions.
|Gender||Conventional Units||SI Units (Conventional Units × 0.0059)|
|Male||250–800 mg/24 hr||1.48–4.72 mmol/24 hr|
|Female||250–750 mg/24 hr||1.48–4.43 mmol/24 hr|
|Values reflect average purine diet.|
Critical Findings and Potential Interventions