What are the tests for kidney stone?

Several. There are several tests used. The best test is the ct scan but has a lot of radiation. In addition, a kub x-ray, kidney ultrasound, and urinalysis are also used as adjunctive tests.
Urinalysis & CT scan. Urine may show blood in the urine. Kidney ultrasound will demonstrate larger kidney stones or obstruction if present. Spiral x-ray ct scan is the most reliable for demonstrating kidney stones. Good luck.

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What tests are done to diagnose kidney stones?

Kidney stones. can be seen and measured on a plain abdominal x-ray, kidney ultrasound, or abdominal CT scan. The most accurate measurements come from CT scan. When a kidney stone is small, it can be passed naturally (although usually painfully). When the stone is large, it may need to be broken up with ultrasound (lithotripsy) or retrieved by a urologist through the urethra. Read more...

If you have a kidney stone blocking your tube and tests show only 10% funtion do you have to have your kidney removed or can it be saved?

Can be saved. If the stone can be removed before more damage occurs to the kidney, it is likely that you will regain more function in that kidney. You can be tested again after the stone is removed. It is usually not necessary to remove the kidney unless it is a site of uncontrolled infection. Read more...
Depends. If the obstructing stone is removed sometimes the kidney can regain some function. It isn't necessary for the kidney to be removed unless it becomes infected. Read more...
Urologist. If the obstruction is successfully removed that kidney's function should improve significantly unless the damage done is irreversible. Usually a kidney is not removed unless there is malignancy or extensive abscess formation from infection or the damage causes recurrent infection.Your urologist will guide you. Read more...

Can a renal function lab test detect if a kidney stone is developing?

No. A renal function lab would be unlikely to show a developing kidney stones. Most kidney stones are diagnosed because of severe pain in the flank radiating down to the groin. They can be seen on xray, CT scan or sometimes ultrasound. Blood tests are usually normal. Read more...
No. There is no specific lab test that detects kidney stones. Only imaging of the kidneys can definitely detect if you have a kidney stone. The renal function test and urine test can help determine the cause of the kidney stones. Once knowing the origin, you can be placed on a specific diet or medicine to prevent the stones from re-appearing. Read more...

Hi doc, my problem is that my right kidney is swollen and there is no kidney stone detected in any test and all tests are fine, why my kidney swells?

Answered before...? This question was answered today. Please go to the files for answer. ... Probably, you're born with a bigger right kidney than the left. If so, do nothing as long as being comfortable and urine being normal. If still in doubt, see doc timely. Read more...

Can a blood test miss a kidney stone that was discovered by an ultrasound?

Not aware. of any "blood test" for kidney stones, It is a clinical or radiographic diagnosis. A urinalysis is the only useful "lab test". Read more...
Yes. No blood test can diagnose a kidney stone. The diagnosis is usually made by using a medical imaging study- Ct, X-Ray, US in the presence of symptoms suggesting a kidney stone. A urineanalysis may help in establishing the acuity. Hope it helps. Read more...
Yes. Blood test won't diagnosis kidney stones. Symptoms, physical exam, and urine test may help with diagnosis but imaging with CT scan, ultrasound or x-ray would be the main way that kidney stones are found. Read more...