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Can a urine test show you have kidney stones?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No: Urine test can show presence of blood, crystals & acidity or alkalinity or acidity of urine, in addition to quantitate calcium, uric acid, cystine or citrate. Former 3 can be elevated with metabolic stone disease. Findings may be suggestive, but diagnostic for stones. You need a kidney ultrasound, abdominal xray or better still an abdominal CT scan to demonstrate kidney stones.
Answered on Mar 5, 2018

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