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Who needs to get a urine phosphate test?

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Your doctor might recommend a urine phosphate test if she thinks you might have an issue with your kidneys or you get kidney stones often. In some cases, the test can offer some clues about why they keep coming back.

Calcium and phosphate levels are closely tied, so you may also have this test if other tests show your calcium levels aren’t quite right.

From: What Is a Urine Phosphate Test? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Lab Test Online: “Phosphorous,” “Kidney Stone Analysis.”

National Health Service: “Vitamins and Minerals.”

National Health Service, Homerton University Hospital: “Urine Phosphate.”

Medscape: “Phosphate (Phosphorous).”

National Kidney Foundation: “Phosphorous and Your CKD Diet.”

Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism : “Renal phosphate handling: Physiology.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Kidney Stone (Urine).”

Mayo Medical Laboratories: “Phosphate, 24 Hour, Urine.”

Quest Diagnostics: “Phosphorous, 24 HR Urine.”

LabCorp: “Phosphorous, 24-Hour Urine.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on December 26, 2017

SOURCES:

Lab Test Online: “Phosphorous,” “Kidney Stone Analysis.”

National Health Service: “Vitamins and Minerals.”

National Health Service, Homerton University Hospital: “Urine Phosphate.”

Medscape: “Phosphate (Phosphorous).”

National Kidney Foundation: “Phosphorous and Your CKD Diet.”

Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism : “Renal phosphate handling: Physiology.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Kidney Stone (Urine).”

Mayo Medical Laboratories: “Phosphate, 24 Hour, Urine.”

Quest Diagnostics: “Phosphorous, 24 HR Urine.”

LabCorp: “Phosphorous, 24-Hour Urine.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on December 26, 2017

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