International Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Research


A STUDY OF SERUM URIC ACID LEVELS IN PREECLAMPSIA


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Author Details: Dinesh Kumar Sharma

Volume : 2

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-6377

Print ISSN : 2394-6369

Article First Page : 18

Article End Page : 21


Abstract

Background: The present study concentrate to get significant association of serum uric acid levels with pre-eclampsia and PIH and also between serum uric acid and severity of disease.

Material and Methods: 80 Patients diagnosed as having Pre-eclampsia and 80 controls with similar age group were studied after taking their consent. Blood samples were collected under aseptic precautions in plain vacutainer for serum uric acid estimations. Uric acid estimation was done by Uricase Peroxidase Method on Fully Automated Biochemistry Analyzer Miura 300.
Results: The observed mean serum uric acid levels in preeclampsia was 7.52±0.77 mg/dl as compared to 3.70±0.94 mg/dl in controls.
 
Conclusion: High serum uric acid levels could be a useful indicator of the maternal and fetal complication in hypertensive patients.