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Question: Is a 7.1 uric acid blood test result a redlight guarantee for a gout diagnosis? Dori

Answer: Dear Dori,

High levels of uric acid in the blood can lead to gout, but it can be prevented if the uric acid levels are lowered and controlled.

Normal values of uric acid levels are:

Men: between 3.4 and 7.0 mg/dL
Women: between 2.4 and 6.0 mg/dL

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