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How are urine tests used to diagnose kidney stones?

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A urine test can show kidney stone-forming minerals in your pee. Or it can show if you don't have certain substances that help stop them from forming. You might collect a urine sample over the course of a day or 2.

From: How Do I Know If I Have a Kidney Stone? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Kidney Foundation: “Kidney Stones.”

Mayo Clinic: “Kidney stones: Symptoms,” “Preparing for Your Appointment,” “Tests and Diagnosis.”

Urology Care Foundation: “How are Kidney Stones Diagnosed?” “How are Kidney Stones Treated?”

Beaumont Health System: “Diagnosing Kidney and Ureteral Stones.”

RadiologyInfo.org: “General Ultrasound.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on December 21, 2018

SOURCES:

National Kidney Foundation: “Kidney Stones.”

Mayo Clinic: “Kidney stones: Symptoms,” “Preparing for Your Appointment,” “Tests and Diagnosis.”

Urology Care Foundation: “How are Kidney Stones Diagnosed?” “How are Kidney Stones Treated?”

Beaumont Health System: “Diagnosing Kidney and Ureteral Stones.”

RadiologyInfo.org: “General Ultrasound.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on December 21, 2018

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