Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and health past. A physical exam will be done. Your doctor may think you have a kidney stone based on your symptoms. Testing can help find where the stone is and what type it is. Tests may include:
- Urinalysis and urine culture—To look for infection, or a higher than normal amount of minerals or other matter that cause stones.
- Blood tests—To look for higher than normal amounts of minerals or other matter that cause stones.
- Imaging tests look at structures to find the location of the kidney stone. These include:
- 24-hour urine collection—Tests look for levels of minerals and other matter that can form kidney stones such as uric acid, calcium, or oxalate.
- Stone analysis—Collected stones are looked at in a lab to see what type it is. This will help with preventing stones from happening again.
- Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review Board Adrienne Carmack, MD
- Review Date: 03/2019 -
- Update Date: 04/02/2019 -