Blood and urinary tests in stone formers

Michelle Jo Semins, Brian R. Matlaga

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Kidney stone disease is highly prevalent, has a rising incidence, and a high recurrence rate. Stone events greatly impact quality of life of patients and pose a great financial burden on society. Over several decades, the surgical treatment of stone disease has advanced significantly. While surgical technique has evolved, evidence demonstrates medical therapy decreases stone recurrence rates and prevention should not be overshadowed by surgical advances. A thorough metabolic evaluation of stone formers helps guide therapy for prevention. Herein we review the specific blood and urine tests that can be done in stone formers to identify specific treatable metabolic abnormalities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUrinary Tract Stone Disease
PublisherSpringer London
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781848003613
StatePublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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