24 Hr Urine Citrate

Urinary citrate is a major inhibitor of kidney stone formation. Hence low urine citrate levels are considered as a risk for kidney stone formation. Moreover, several metabolic disorders are associated with low urine citrate levels.
Test Code: 11
₹ 4,000.00


Citrate is the main source of kidney stone formation. The lower level of citrate is the sign of stone formation (calculi). This test detects the stone formation.


Causes for low citrate levels in urine are kidney stone formation (calcium stones) including gout, urinary tract infections, certain medications, high animal protein consumption, and distal renal tubular acidosis. Meanwhile, high nitrate levels are caused due to consumption of food with enriched or fortified resources. 

This test is usually done for kidney stones and other related disorders. This test is suggested in patients with symptoms of pain, muscle aches, fatigue, joint pain (due to deposition of oxalate crystals in joints), strange rashes, chronic urinary tract infections, interstitial cystitis, or kidney infections, frequent cloudy urine, etc. Other associated tests include colorimetric methods, spectrometry, etc. 

General instructions:

Sample Requirement: Specimen - Blood sample drawn from the vein. Test Preparation: None.

NOTE - Sample for specimen collections may vary based on the patient’s condition/cases according to the patient’s presenting complaints/signs or symptoms:

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT (Special or Rare Cases) - As instructed and guided by Physician / Clinician / Pathologist / as per Laboratory’s requirements, according to procedures and protocols.  

This Multi-Specialty Clinical Referral Laboratory “RTDIAGNOSTICSprovides precise and accurate tests with an extensive range of testing services to the medical centers to help in the diagnosis and identification of pathology in the test specimens for infectious diseases and also to evaluate the function of organ systems of the patient. It prevents further complications and helps to stabilize and restore health to near normalcy at the earliest without delay.