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Screening for Kidney Stones

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The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are given to people without current symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions.

There are no current screening tests or guidelines for kidney stones.

Kidney stones can be detected before they become symptomatic, particularly with x-rays or CT scans . People who have already had a kidney stone may undergo follow-up x-rays to ensure they have not formed another stone.

Revision Information

  • Kidney stones. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/urologic-disease/kidney-stones-in-adults/Pages/facts.aspx. Accessed March 6, 2017.

  • Nephrolithiasis. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at:http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T114904/Nephrolithiasis. Updated January 15, 2017. Accessed March 6, 2017.

  • What are kidney stones? Urology Care Foundation website. Available at: http://www.urologyhealth.org/urologic-conditions/kidney-stones. Accessed March 6, 2017.

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