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Keith Taylor
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Hi Rebecca,
0.30 is a great target level for uric acid. So congratulations!
I hope you can give me some feedback on my explanation of your current issue – Uric Acid Level Charts . Especially, the feature image for that page which shows my interpretation of the 3 common scales at 4 different ranges.

I see your issue as being similar to currency conversion. As most GoutPal readers are American, I mainly use the uric acid equivalent of the $ – mg/dL. Where I always keep in mind that 5 is safest, 6 is usually acceptable, and anything higher is increasingly dangerous. As a fellow Brit, I switch my thinking to the uric acid equivalent of the £ – mmol/L. Where the similar values are 0.30 and 0.36. Though I have an old habit of rounding that maximum level to 0.35.

I expect you have experience of currency confusion when you first arrive in a foreign country. Then you adapt as you use different numbers each day. So it’s similar with uric acid measurement scales. The more you use them, the easier it gets.

It would be good for you to practice by reviewing the page I mentioned above. Then look at other uric acid pages each week and tell me what you think about them. 🙂