Kidney Stone Risk Panel

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Also known as: Urine Calcium, Urine Oxalate, Urine Uric Acid (Urate), Urine Citric Acid (Citrate), Urine Creatinine, Renal Stone Risk Panel, Urine Supersaturation Profile
Formal name: Kidney Stone Risk Panel

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help evaluate a person's risk of developing a kidney stone; to help determine the underlying reason for a kidney stone; to help guide and monitor treatment

When to Get Tested?

When you have had two or more kidney stones and a health practitioner wants to evaluate your risk of developing additional kidney stones; when you have developed one kidney stone and are a child or have risk factors such as a family history of kidney stones, a single functional kidney, or a transplanted kidney; when the stone is found to be of unusual composition.

Sample Required?

A 24-hour urine sample; frequently, two separate 24-hour urine samples are collected. An additional fresh, random sample of urine may be needed and a blood test may be taken at the same time.

Test Preparation Needed?