How is the pot-calcium load sample obtained during a calcium-loading test for hypercalciuria?

Updated: Apr 23, 2019
  • Author: Stephen W Leslie, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Next, the patient is administered a 1-g oral calcium load, which usually consists of an appropriate amount of calcium gluconate. All urine that is passed from this point until 1 pm, 4 hours later, is collected and analyzed for calcium and creatinine. This specimen is called the post–calcium load sample.


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