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Keith Taylor
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I would get the uric acid test irrespective of the timing of gout attacks. Because, I don’t think it will make any significant difference to your treatment plan. For example, if your level was temporarily reduced from 380 to 370μmol/L, you’d still to increase allopurinol dose.

On the other hand, if your results showed a surprisingly low figure, you could easily arrange a follow-up test in two weeks. So, overall, from memory of your uric acid test results, I think the sooner you get uric acid lower, the better. Because, it seems to me that your current level is causing the dreaded Gout Hell. That is, repeated gout flares as old crystals start dissolving, then re-form.