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For people with recurrent episodes of kidney stone pain, a thorough medical evaluation is mandatory.  Urologists from the region commonly refer their patients to Dr. Rabenou for his unique medical approach to kidney stones.  They request that he identify the causes of their kidney stones and determine the appropriate dietary and/or medical therapy.  The evaluation requires a detailed medical history to determine if underlying medical diseases or medications are contributing.  Evaluation of blood and urine tests can help diagnose diseases associated with kidney stones, such as diabetes or Sjogren's syndrome. 

Analysis of a 24 hour urine collection is necessary for most patients.  This helps determine the content of calcium, oxalate, uric acid, electrolytes, and urinary acid.  Dr. Rabenou determines treatment options from these results.

At our kidney stone clinic, we prefer to send our urine samples to Litholink in Chicago.  This laboratory is specialized for kidney stone patients and offers the most comprehensive and reliable chemical evaluation.