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Diagnostic Tests for Kidney stones

Diagnostic Test list for Kidney stones:

The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Kidney stones includes:

Home Diagnostic Testing

These home medical tests may be relevant to Kidney stones causes:

Tests and diagnosis discussion for Kidney stones:

The best way for your doctor to find out what kind of stone you have is to test the stone itself. If you know that you are passing a stone, try to catch it in a strainer.

Your doctor may ask for a urine sample or take blood to find out what is causing your stones. You may need to collect your urine for a 24-hour period. These tests will help your doctor find ways for you to avoid stones in the future. (Source: excerpt from What Are Kidney Stones: NIDDK)

Sometimes "silent" stones--those that do not cause symptoms--are found on x-rays taken during a general health exam. These stones would likely pass unnoticed.

More often, kidney stones are found on an x-ray or sonogram taken on someone who complains of blood in the urine or sudden pain. These diagnostic images give the doctor valuable information about the stone's size and location. Blood and urine tests help detect any abnormal substance that might promote stone formation.

The doctor may decide to scan the urinary system using a special x-ray test called an IVP (intravenous pyelogram). The results of all these tests help determine the proper treatment. (Source: excerpt from Kidney Stones in Adults: NIDDK)

The urologist will order laboratory tests, including urine and blood tests. He or she will also ask about the patient's medical history, occupation and dietary habits. If a stone has been removed, or if the patient has passed a stone and saved it, the lab can analyze the stone to determine its composition. (Source: excerpt from Kidney Stones: NWHIC)

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Kidney stones:

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Conditions listing medical complications: Kidney stones:

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