Is a single 24 hour urine collection adequate when evaluating a patient with nephrolithiasis

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Is a single 24 hour urine collection adequate when evaluating a patient with nephrolithiasis?

Urine chemistries vary much more than serum chemistries, because urine excretions are dependent on lifestyle, diet, and each patient’s particular physiology. As such, it is wise to perform at least two 24-hour urine collections during the initial evaluation.

Optimally, one collection would be on a weekend and the other on a weekday to assess both the home and work environment, because diet, fluid intake, and levels of exertion can vary tremendously.

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