Citric acid urine test measures the level of citric acid in urine.
Urine – citric acid test
How the Test is Performed
You will need to
How to Prepare for the Test
No special preparation is necessary for this test. But the results are affected by your diet, and this test is usually done while you are on a normal diet. Ask your health care provider for more information.
How the Test will Feel
The test involves only normal urination, and there is no discomfort.
Why the Test is Performed
The test is used to diagnose
The normal range is 320 to 1240 milligrams per 24 hours.
Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories. Some labs use different measurements or test different samples. Talk to your doctor about the meaning of your specific test results.
What Abnormal Results Mean
A low level of citric acid may mean renal tubular acidosis and a tendency to form calcium kidney stones.
The following may decrease urine citric acid levels:
- Chronic kidney failure
- Excessive muscle activity
- Medicines called angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors)
- Parathyroid glands do not produce enough of its hormone (
- Too much acid in the body fluids (
The following may increase urine citric acid levels:
- A high
- Estrogen therapy
There are no risks with this test.