Thanks for the info nobody.
For all the issues with NHS-type setups, they do keep costs down.
I’m a massive fan of UK’s NHS (National Health Service), where blood tests are free. Hence my interest in costs for other nations. Because, collectively, we might find ways for needy gout sufferers to get better, affordable blood tests.
This is probably a long shot, but I’m hoping others will join in and share their uric acid blood tests and experiences. Anyway, I think I’ll add a survey form to relevant pages. Because, people tend to respond more to surveys than forum messages.
Your experience of big variations is interesting. I’ve never noticed that with professional tests. But, I’ll bear it in mind when other gout sufferers report strange results that affect their diagnosis or treatment.