It is estimated that 20% of the world's population today are affected by elevated levels of uric acid (urate), which when crystalised in joints and muscles, causes the clinical condition gout. The digital meter system uses a finger prick of blood, to measure the uric acid levels, making diagnosis quick and easy. Easy Life monitors make self testing or clinic testing uric acid levels quick and easy. The starter pack comes with everything required to start uric acid testing (2 test strips included). Buy additional test strips and lancets as required. Test solutions are also availlable for clinic and professional calibration, but are rarely required for self testing.