Metabolic Evaluation Of Kidney Stones

It can be very difficult to diagnose how your body makes kidney stones. But in some cases this can and should be attempted. Having a kidney stone puts you at risk (at least 30%) of having more stones. The metabolic evaluation for stone formation requires extensive blood and urine studies but often fails to demonstrate a specific way in which your risk of stone formation can be reduced. For these reasons not everyone who has a kidney stone needs to have a metabolic evaluation. Those who should be considered for a metabolic evaluation include those who have had multiple stone events (three or more, in general) and those who have their first stone event at an early age (before age 30 y