The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are administered to people without current symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions.
Screening Tests and Guidelines
There are no current screening tests or guidelines for kidney stones.
Kidney stones can be detected before they become symptomatic, particularly with x-rays or CT scans . People who have already had a kidney stone may undergo follow-up x-rays to ensure they have not formed another stone.
Kidney stones in adults. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/urologic-disease/kidney-stones-in-adults/Pages/facts.aspx. Updated January 28, 2013. Accessed April 16, 2013.
Nephrolithiasis. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at:http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T114904/Nephrolithiasis. Updated June 30, 2016. Accessed October 4, 2016.
What are kidney stones? Urology Care Foundation website. Available at: http://www.urologyhealth.org/urologic-conditions/kidney-stones. Accessed April 16, 2013.
Last reviewed March 2016 by Adrienne Carmack, MD
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