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Test ID: SSAT    
Supersaturation Profile, 24 Hour, Urine

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NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Diagnosis and management of patients with renal lithiasis:

-In patients who have a radiopaque stone, for whom stone analysis is not available, the supersaturation data can be used to predict the likely composition of the stone. This may help in designing a treatment program.

-Individual components of the supersaturation profile can identify specific risk factors for stones.

-During follow-up, changes in the urine supersaturation can be used to monitor the effectiveness of therapy by confirming that the crystallization potential has indeed decreased.

Profile Information A profile is a group of laboratory tests that are ordered and performed together under a single Mayo Test ID. Profile information lists the test performed, inclusive of the test fee, when a profile is ordered and includes reporting names and individual availability.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
SUPSTSupersaturation, UNoYes
NAUPSodium, UYes, (order NAU)Yes
KUPPotassium, UYes, (order KUR)Yes
CALPCalcium, UYes, (order CAU)Yes
MGUPMagnesium, UYes, (order MGU)Yes
CLUPChloride, UYes, (order CLU)Yes
POUPPhosphorus, UYes, (order POU)Yes
SULFPSulfate, UYes, (order SULFU)Yes
CITPCitrate Excretion, UYes, (order CITR)Yes
OXUPOxalate, UYes, (order OXU)Yes
UPHPpH, UYes, (order PHU_)Yes
URCPUric Acid, UYes, (order URCU)Yes
CTUPCreatinine, UYes, (order CTU)Yes
UOSMPOsmolalityYes, (order UOSMU)Yes

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

CITP: Enzymatic

OXUP: Enzymatic using Oxalate Oxidase

USOMP: Freezing Point Depression

SULFP: High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

CALP, MGUP: Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) Emission Spectroscopy

POUP: Molybdic Acid

UPHP: pH Meter

NAUP, KUP, CLUP: Potentiometric, Indirect Ion-Selective Electrode (ISE)

CTUP: Enzymatic Colorimetric Assay

URCP: Uricase

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Supersaturation, U

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Brushite Crystal
Calcium Oxalate Crystal
Hydroxyapatite Crystal
Kidney Stone Disease
Kidney Stone Profile
Sodium Urate Crystal
Stone Risk Profile
Uric Acid Crystals