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Molecule of the Week
February 27, 2006

Uric acid

The uric acid test is used to learn whether the body might be breaking down cells too quickly or not getting rid of uric acid quickly enough. Saturation of this acid in the human blood stream may result in one form of kidney stones when the acid crystallizes into solid inside the kidney. The test is also used to monitor levels of uric acid when a patient has had chemotherapy or radiation treatments.

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