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Salivary Uric Acid

Technical Summary

Analyte Summary
Analyte: Uric Acid
Aliases: urate, acid urate, monosodium urate
Serum-Saliva Correlation: 0.84
Optimum Collection Volume: 25 μL*
*Add 300 µl to the total volume of all tests for liquid handling
Interfering Factors
High consumption of alcohol beverages (particularly beer), fructose and diets high in purine-rich foods can alter Uric Acid levels.

Several drugs may alter Uric Acid levels (Moriwaki 2014).
Assay Summary
Methodology: Kinetic Reaction
Sensitivity: 0.07 mg/dL
Assay Range: 0.07- 20 mg/dL
Assay Type: Quantitative

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Better results begin with better saliva collection. This collection protocol features general considerations to maximize salivary Uric Acid analysis. Use this analyte specific collection protocol to plan your collection methodology and sampling schemes.

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References & Salivary Uric Acid Research

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      2. Woerner J. (2019). Salivary uric acid: Associations with resting and reactive blood pressure response to social evaluative stress in healthy African Americans. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 101: 19-26.
      3. Galassi FM, Borghi C. (2015). A brief history of uric acid: From gout to cardiovascular risk factor. Eur J Intern Med, 26(5), 373.
      4. Pohanka M. (2014). Alzheimer’s disease and oxidative stress: a review. Curr Med Chem, 21(3), 356-64.
      5. Goodman AM, et al. (2016). The hippocampal response to psychosocial stress varies with salivary uric acid level. Neuroscience. 339:396-401.
      6. Lu N, Dubreuil M, Zhang Y, Neogi T, Rai SK, Ascherio A, et al. (2016). Gout and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease: a population-based, BMI-matched cohort study. Ann Rheum Dis, 75(3): 547-51.
      7. Lippi G, Montagnana M, Franchini M, Favaloro EJ, Targher G. (2008). The paradoxical relationship between serum uric acid and cardiovascular disease. Clin Chim Acta, 392(1-2), 1-7.
      8. Soukup M, Biesiada I, Henderson A, Idowu B, Rodeback D, Ridpath L, et al. (2012). Salivary uric acid as a noninvasive biomarker of metabolic syndrome. Diabetol Metab Syndr, 4(1), 14.
      9. Xia Y, Peng C, Zhou Z, Cheng P, Sun L, Peng Y, et al. (2012). [Clinical significance of saliva urea, creatinine, and uric acid levels in patients with chronic kidney disease]. Zhong Nan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban, 37(11), 1171-6.
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      11. Martínez AD, et al. (2017). Association between body mass index and salivary uric acid among Mexican-origin infants, youth and adults: Gender and developmental differences. Dev Psychobiol. 59(2):225-234.
      12. Goll RD, Mookerjee BK. (1978). Correlation of biochemical parameters in serum and saliva in chronic azotemic patients and patients on chronic hemodialysis. J Dial, 2(4), 399-44.
      13. Glantzounis GK, Tsimoyiannis EC, Kappas AM, Galaris DA. (2005). Uric acid and oxidative stress. Curr Pharm Des, 11(32), 4145-51.
      14. Ames BN, Cathcart R, Schwiers E, Hochstein P. (1981). Uric acid provides an antioxidant defense in humans against oxidant- and radical-caused aging and cancer: a hypothesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 78(11):6858-62.
      15. Rees F, Hui M, Doherty M. (2014). Optimizing current treatment of gout. Nat Rev Rheumatol, 10(5), 271-83.
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