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Better2Know Terms & Conditions
What is uric acid?
The body naturally produces uric acid, a chemical that break down purines in the body. Purines are also naturally produced in the body, and they are also in foods like anchovies, liver, sardines, and beer. An excess of uric acid can cause crystal formations in your joints, which can lead to gout, an inflammatory form of arthritis. The crystal formations can also form kidney stones when they settle in the kidneys.
Why should I consider our Uric Acid Gout and Kidney Stones Test?
If you have been previously diagnosed with gout, our test can measure your uric acid levels and help with the treatment process. If you are currently or have experienced symptoms such as intense joint swelling or kidney stones, we highly recommend you take this test.
Common symptoms of gout include:
- Joints that are warm to the touch
- Reddish skin surrounding the joints
- Joint pain or swelling
Kidney stones symptoms can include:
- Back pain
- Sharp pain in the abdomen
- Blood in the urine
- Frequent urge to urinate
How does the test work?
Our Uric Acid Gout and Kidney Stones Test requires a blood sample. When you receive your kit, it will contain everything your nurse needs to collect your blood sample for you. You will then send your sample to one of our Ireland laboratories via the pre-paid postage envelope also included in the kit, where we analyse the sample to provide you with accurate results regarding your health.
What tests will Better2Know run on my sample?
We will measure your uric acid levels to gauge your risk of related health issues.
When would my testing kit arrive?
Orders placed before end of business hours Monday-Friday are dispatched that same day via An Post. You should receive your kit within 2 to 4 days, depending on where you live.
How would I get my test results?
Within one workday after our lab receives your sample, your results will be ready. Our team will contact you directly to relay your results via phone or email. You can also check your secure patient portal on our website at any time, as your results will be listed there as soon as they are available.
What should I do about my test kit results?
If your results exhibit concerning levels of uric acid in your system, we recommend you speak with a private doctor or your GP. Better2Know can assist you by scheduling a consultation with one of our skilled healthcare professionals in your area. Further discussing your results with a professional is important to receive proper diagnosis and treatment.
How do I order a test?
You can select ‘Add to Basket’ on this page to order your test. If you prefer to purchase your test over the phone, you can call the number listed above. Our Patient Services team is available 24/7, and they are happy to assist you with orders and answer any questions you have.
- Test: Uric Acid
- Condition: Gout and Kidney Stones
- Accuracy: 99.9%
- Test Kit: Finger prick test
- Results Turnaround time: Within 2 days
- Price: €45.95
How it works
How It Works
Buying your home test kits online is simple:
- 1 Buy your test online.
- 2 Receive it in the post.
- 3 Provide a sample.
- 4 Return your sample to our lab in the postage-paid return envelope provided
- 5 Check your results securely online.
We provide a completely confidential and anonymous service. Please refer to our FAQs above, for more information. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, using the phone number at the top of the page.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When will you send my kit to me?
If your order is placed before 4pm on a working day, then it will be sent the same day. Otherwise it will be sent on the next working day.
Q: Why do you need my email address?
Your Patient Services Manager, Louise Wright, will email you your login details to access your results, a confirmation your kit has been dispatched and finally when all your results are ready. We do not sell on or email you any other marketing materials, that is why we do not ask you to opt in or out of anything.
Q: Do I need to use my real name?
No, but the postman does need to know where to deliver the kit to. As long as you use a name that will get the kit to you, then we do not need your real name.
Q: What does the kit packaging look like?
It will arrive in plain white envelope with your typed name and address on it.
Q: What if I have any more questions?
You can email Louise by replying to one of the emails she has sent to you. She will do her best to answer them.