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To identify patients who are at risk for renal calculus formation or hyperoxaluria related to malabsorption.
There are no fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction. Instruct the patient to abstain from calcium supplements, gelatin, rhubarb, spinach, strawberries, tomatoes, and vitamin C for at least 24 hr before the test. High-protein meals should also be avoided for 24 hr before specimen collection. Protocols may vary among facilities. Usually, a 24-hr urine collection is ordered. As appropriate, provide the required urine collection container and specimen collection instructions.
|Conventional Units||SI Units (Conventional Units × 11.1)|
|Children and adults||Less than 40 mg/24 hr||Less than 444 micromol/24 hr|
Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Oxalate, Urine." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425269/0/Oxalate_Urine.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Oxalate, Urine. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425269/0/Oxalate_Urine. Accessed November 13, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Oxalate, Urine. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425269/0/Oxalate_Urine
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Oxalate, Urine [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 November 13]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425269/0/Oxalate_Urine.
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