What is the Citrate 24 Hours Urine test?
Citrate plays an important role as a natural antacid in the kidneys by neutralizing the excess uric acid within the kidneys. Citrate can also prevent the microscopic calcium crystals from sticking together and forming stones. Individuals with low levels of citrate in their urine tend to develop kidney stones easily. Controlling and supplementing the individuals with appropriate medicines can be useful in treating kidney stones and their formation.
When is the Citrate 24 Hours Urine test recommended?
It is recommended:
If you have kidney stones or if you experience any signs or symptoms of kidney stones, such as severe back pain, frequent urination, nausea, vomiting, blood in the urine, fever, or chills.
This test can also be recommended if you are already a known patient with kidney stones (nephrolithiasis—a condition leading to the formation of excess kidney stones), metabolic acidosis, hypokalemia (excessive potassium), hypomagnesemia (excessive magnesium), etc.
What does it measure?
The Citrate 24 hours Urine test:
Analyzes the underlying cause of renal stone disease. Patients with low citrate levels (hypocitraturia) are at an increased risk of kidney stone formation. This is because the citrate in the urine is an inhibitor of calcium salt crystallization. If hypocitraturia is identified, then dietary citrate can be replaced to decrease the probability of future stone formation.
Analyzes the concentrations of urinary enzymes present in an individual. The concentration of urinary enzymes plays an important role in the formation of kidney stones. This test is done on a urine sample collected for a period of 24 hours from a patient.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 4 days after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Citrate 24 Hours Urine test in Delhi?
The cost of the Citrate 24 hours Urine test in Noida is Rs. 1,700.
How often should I get the Citrate 24 Hours Urine test?
The Citrate 24 hours Urine test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your condition.
What are the normal values for the Citrate 24 Hours Urine test?
What is the type of sample required?
This test requires a urine sample.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for a Citrate 24 Hours Urine test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Citrate 24 Hours Urine test?
There are specific precautions for this test. You should avoid the first urine sample and pour the preservative which is given from the lab. Collect all the urine samples without missing out on even one sample into the urine can.
How can I book a Citrate 24 Hours Urine test in Delhi?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time slot booked by you
Why should I book a Citrate 24 Hours Urine test with Orange Health in Delhi?
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