What is included in long-term monitoring of hyperuricemia?

Updated: Nov 03, 2020
  • Author: James W Lohr, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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For patients with symptomatic hyperuricemia, provide regular follow-up evaluations with serum uric acid level determinations. For patients with gout, attempt to maintain uric acid levels below 6 mg/dL.

For patients with a history of uric acid nephrolithiasis, provide follow-up determinations of 24-hour urine excretion of uric acid to ensure that therapy has helped lower the excretion into the reference range.

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