Urinalysis is a key component of stone management, yet less than 1 in 2 kidney stone patients are willing to undergo them. Test kits are also often mishandled by patients, leading to even lower completion rates!
Without urinalysis results, urologists may struggle to identify risk factors associated with patients’ stones and thus fail to propose the necessary preventive therapies. To improve the compliance rate and accuracy of urinalyses, urologists should educate patients on the proper usage and importance of these tests!
Read more here: An Intervention to Increase 24-Hour Urine Collection Compliance