I am compiling a test for gout list, to include all the different tests that gout patients undergo.
Usually, they are tests of your gout symptoms to help your doctor determine a diagnosis of gout or something else. Some of these tests should continue through your gout treatment – after all, gout treatment is supposed to reduce your gout symptoms, and repeat tests will show if this is true or not.
Speaking of which, earlier today I reported on a new attempt to develop a test to measure when gout is finally controlled. This is mainly a test for doctors to measure the effectiveness of the treatment plan. However, most gout sufferers would be very interested in getting the closest thing a gout patient can get to an “all-clear.”
I will add the complete lists of gout tests that I have heard of soon. As well as the well known medical tests, I will cover patient assessment tests, which are a relatively new way to measure the effects of gout.
I am also interested in hearing about your gout tests. What tests have you undergone? Did you understand the results?
Please share your questions, experiences and opinions about your test for gout.