Have had a really bad joint flare in my knee this time. Saw my GP who took blood, took some fluid from my knee, and gave me a cortisone injection Not the happiest of mornings! He phoned me today, to say my uric acid levels were really high, and could be gout? Is my diagnosis of latent sle now out of the window? He is arranging a kidney scan. Has anyone else had a high uric acid levels? Help please What can I expect of this latest result, and any ideas where it is leading?