Your Visit to the Metabolic Stone Clinic
If you suspect you have stones, visit your primary care provider or urologist.
If you've been diagnosed with stones and would like to be seen in the Metabolic Stone Clinic, please call (608) 263-4757.
The UW Hospital and Clinics Metablic Stone Clinic is a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, including a nephrologist, urologist and registered dietician. Stone disease patients can take the following important actions prior to their visit.
24-hour Urine Collection
If you have been given a UroRisk Kit to collect 24 hours of your urine, do so as soon as possible prior to initiating any medication
or nutrition therapy
. Our medical team will better understand your individual risk factors by analyzing the excretion of various compounds in your urine.
Results take three to four weeks, so be sure to follow all instructions and complete the collection at least three weeks prior to your clinic visit.
After your first visit you will be asked to do follow-up 24-hour urine collections every few months or annually. The follow-ups will help the medical management team determine if the therapy is effectively reducing your risk factors for stones. The effect of both medications and dietary changes can be evaluated by analyzing your urine.
For more information about the UroRisk Kit, call (608) 263-4757.
Use our Diet Record (pdf
versions) to complete three to four days' food and beverage intake. Print off as many forms as needed - usually one for each day.
The more descriptive you are about your intake, the more accurate the nutrition assessment. This includes brand names, portion sizes (weighed or measured, if possible) and any spices or condiments added.
Bring the Diet Record with you so the registered dietician can review it.
Your Clinic Appointment
Our clinic is usually booked several months in advance. It is important you attend your clinic appointment or call to reschedule, if needed. If you have not completed your urine collection in time for your appointment, call to reschedule.
Patient Nutrition Handouts
The best use of patient education materials we provide is during your clinic visit, when the registered dietician can individualize therapy to your specific kidney stone risk factors. As there is no one diet that is appropriate for all stone formers, your nutrition therapy regimen will be applied individually.
The registered dietician will review your nutrition therapy with you at your clinic appointment.