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Urinary Citrate Ratios (Citrate-to-Creatinine, Citrate-to-Calcium) and the CMC Index (Citrate*Magnesium-to-Calcium) in Patients with Urolithiasis

Specialty:

Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

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Description:

Low urinary citrate (hypocitraturia) is associated with nephrolithiasis. While there may be overlap between normal persons and stone formers in urinary citrate excretion, ratios of citrate with creatinine, calcium and/or magnesium can help identify patients who may benefit from citrate replacement therapy.

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