Kidney Stone Prevention Programme
The Litholink programme has been a leader in the use of 24-hour urine chemistries in the metabolic evaluation of kidney stone patients for 20 years. Litholink was founded by Drs Fredric Coe and John Asplin to bring their knowledge and expertise to a wider audience. A focus on superior service ensures that clients receive patient results in a unique graph and table format, accompanied by expert interpretation of the laboratory results.
Benefits of the programme
What do physicians think about our service?
By tracking the patient and physicians results and suggesting corrections, by being available for consultation for treatment programs that are not working, Litholink reduced recurrent stones, hospitalizations and operations.
The enrollment process is simple and straightforward. The reporting is clear and concise. My practice is more efficient than ever before
Our test reports
Single Day Report
Single Day Report provides a condensed version of our Patient Results Report.
Features a patient and clinician-friendly graphical display of primary stone risk factors.
Colours and font-bolding highlight values with increased risk for stone formation.
Interpretive paragraphs offer therapeutic suggestions.
Fourier Tansform InfraRed Spectroscopy of Kidney Stones.
FT-IR spectroscopy is becoming the gold standard for (physical) kidney stone analysis.
Research undertaken in Italy and published in April 2014 concluded that "FT-IR spectroscopy leads to unambiguous information about the stone composition, both for main substances and trace elements, all essentials to guide therapy."
Once a person has a kidney stone, the risk of forming another stone is high. A combination of FT-IR analysis of the stone itself and the Litholink programme provides the physician with a comprehensive set of results aimed to help prevent kidney stones from ever reoccurring. This offers benefits both to the patient in terms of less pain, inconvenience and lost working days and to the health provider in terms of a reduction in emergency medical costs.
Cellmark is able to offer FT-IR analysis of kidneys stones at our UK laboratories - call our Customer Services team on 0800 036 2522.