How is hypercalciuria diagnosed?

Updated: Apr 23, 2019
  • Author: Stephen W Leslie, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Initial blood tests, such as serum calcium, creatinine, and phosphate studies, should be performed to identify patients at risk for hyperparathyroidism, renal failure, and renal phosphate leak. Once hyperparathyroidism has been excluded, diagnosis can be made using either a traditional or simplified workup. [4]

In addition, imaging studies may be helpful in identifying underlying renal abnormalities or nephrolithiasis.


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