Uric acid level can be affected by several factors (gender, age, eating habits). It can be high if too much is produced or not excreted in the required amount, but protein-rich foods (e.g., offal), excessive alcohol consumption, and certain medications also increase its level. Uric acid levels may also be elevated in diabetic and renal patients, as well as in patients receiving chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Elevated uric acid levels can cause gout.
The test alone cannot diagnose any diseases, and in all cases consult an internist or haematologist to determine the exact diagnosis and necessary therapy.