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Gout

How to test for and treat it

Gout

How to test for and treat it

gout free toes of a woman
Gout is actually a kind of arthritis which can suddenly give you really bad pain in your joints, and about 1-2 people in every 100 are going to have it. Even though gout can be super painful and get in the way of you doing what you want, there are treatments available which can help you out.

Using a home test works in the following steps:
  • Place an order and get your kit delivered to your door, or collect from a local post office (delivery is free)
  • Collect your sample by following the instructions in the test kit
  • Send your samples to our UK-based, accredited partner laboratory (postage is free) 
  • Once your results are available (in 2 to 3 days), our doctors will review your results
  • One of our doctors will contact you, via a secure and confidential message in your patient account, to let you know your results and give you advice and support on what to do next
In some cases, the doctor may need to ask for more information. They may contact you by phone, so make sure your telephone number is up to date in your online account.

Last reviewed: 7/11/2019 by Dr Clair Grainger

To place an order, fill in a brief questionnaire. One of our doctors will review your order and prescribe a treatment if suitable. Existing patients should login first.

Medication Pack Size Price
Colchicine tablets (500 micrograms) 3 to 6 days - 12 tablets £29.00
Uric acid test kit 1 test kit £35.00


Click & Collect: free (available for next-day collection in Superdrug Pharmacies)
Next Day Delivery: £3.99

Dispensing and standard delivery included.

How our service works

If you want to see if you might have gout, you can order a test kit from Superdrug Online Doctor. Ordering a test kit is quick and simple:

  • Fill in a brief questionnaire

  • Place an order for a gout test kit

  • The test kit can then be sent direct to your door or you can arrange to pick it up from a local Post Office 

If you want treatment for gout for the first time, you can get started through your GP. If you’ve had gout treatment before, you can reorder it from Superdrug Online Doctor. Just follow the steps below:

  • Fill out a short questionnaire about your health and lifestyle

  • Sign in or create an account, place your order, and make payment

  • A doctor will check your questionnaire and order to make sure treatment is right for you

  • If it is, your order can be sent to your door or to a local Superdrug Store for collection

  • If treatment isn’t right for you, you’ll be refunded and given some advice on next steps

About gout testing and treatment

To place an order, fill in a brief questionnaire. One of our doctors will review your order and prescribe a treatment if suitable. Existing patients should login first.