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Urate (urine)

Category Biochemistry
Test background

Renal stones affect on average between 12-15 % of Caucasians (this figure varies among other population groups). Recurrence rates of up to 50 % within 5 years are not uncommon. Risk factors for recurrent renal calculi include low urine output, impaired renal function (assessed by U&E assay), hypophosphataemia and hypomagnesaemia, in addition to increased uric acid turnover, hypercalcaemia and hyperoxaluria.

Clinical Indications

Recurrent stone formation. Family history of stone formation

Reference range

1.5-4.5 mmol/24 h

Sample & container required 24 hour urine collection
Sample volume 24 hour urine collection
Turnaround time 2 days