The normal uric acid level is checked. In women – 2.4 to 6 and in males 3.4 to 7.
Analysis of different types of body fluid is indicated.Fluids include blood,urine and joint fluids.
It is the identification of the monosodium urate crystals in the synovial fluid or tophus. The fluid is removed by the process known as arthrocntesis. In polaried light it shows needle like biferinges.
Xrays-bone can show damage to cartilage,bone damage and bone spurs.but xray fails to show any arthritic damage
Computerized tomography:it shows cross sectional views of internal structures.
Magnetic resonance imaging:
Cross section studies of soft tissues such as cartilage ,tendons and ligaments are obtained.
Soft tissue image,cartilage and fluid structure are obtained.
It is an 3D device used to visualize the joint images.
Dual-energy computerized tomography (DECT). This test combines X-ray images taken from many different angles to visualize urate crystals in joints