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Calcium Oxalate (Urine)

Blood Sciences Test


Specimen

Can be random,  24 hr or oxalate/creatinine ratio

Units

mmol/24 hr

Test Usage

Hyperoxaluria, with or without formation of oxalate stones, can be due to fat malabsorption, dietary oxalate excess, Vitamin C overdose, hereditary hyperoxaluria (rare) or industrial toxicity.

About 10% of urine oxalate normally comes from the diet but this fraction increases with excessive intake of oxalate rich foods including spinach, rhubarb, strawberries,tomatoes, prunes and tea.

Availability

Referred test

Turnaround Time

28 days

Can be added on to an existing request up to 4 days following sample receipt

Specimen Labelling Procedure
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