Sunday, August 15, 2010

Laboratory Tests Patients with Kidney Stones

There are 3 reasons why laboratory tests are recommended for people with kidney stones:
- To find the type of kidney stone
- To identify the factors that contribute to the formation of kidney stones
- To detect damage to the kidney caused by stone

Laboratory tests are usually recommended are:
- Blood tests to check urea, serum creatinine, uric acid, calcium and phosphate.
- Checking urine to detect infection and to detect the existence of crystal
- These crystals help detect any type of stone in the ureter
- Sometimes the analysis of urine samples collected over 24 hours
- These tests are used to detect levels of calcium, phosphate, uric acid and oxalic
- X-ray and abdominal ultrasound is recommended to determine the presence or absence of kidney stones and to identify the size and location
- Pielografi intravenous is a special x-ray test in which a contrast dye is injected into the veins
- Coloring is outstanding contrast to the kidneys and excreted in the urine
- When the dye is concentrated in the ureter, this dye did not make it transparent and visible when the X ray
- This test also detects obstacles in the urinary tract

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