The presence of stones within the kidneys, or nephrolithiasis, is the most common condition affecting the urinary system.1 Kidney stones correlate with an increased risk of chronic kidney disease, end-stage renal failure, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and hypertension.2
To optimize patient care, our kidney stone services identify the physical compositions of stones. Mayo Clinic Laboratories’ comprehensive approach and concise reporting support your practice with accurate interpretation to guide clinical decisions.
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To characterize the kidney stone FTIR spectra, Mayo Clinic developed and validated a suite of novel artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to help interpret the FTIR spectra. For common or easy spectra that meet defined quality and accuracy criteria, these results can be automatically released, while more challenging spectra are passed along for a technologist to review before results are finalized.
This new AI-augmented analysis results in improved accuracy and efficiency of the clinical workflow to ensure physicians are provided the correct results, enabling proper guidance on treatment options to prevent future stone recurrence.3
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