Tests for Cystinuria

What we are studying

The purpose of this research study is to see if new laboratory tests are helpful in treating cystinuria. This study will also increase our knowledge about cystinuria. The best way to measure the amount of cystine that can be in urine without causing stones hasn't been found yet. Measuring the amount of cystine would help doctors predict when stones were likely to form so that they could be treated proactively. The development of a new test measures the amount of cystine in a patient’s urine. This test may provide a measurement that will potentially predict future stones and help with treatment options. Tailoring therapy to the individual patient may help medications work better while minimizing side effects. Overall, we anticipate that individualizing treatment will improve the quality of life for patients with cystinuria.

Who we are studying

  • Men and Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • All Ages

Eligibility Criteria

  • Diagnosed with cystinuria

What is involved

  • 1 screening visit
  • 24 hour urine collection
  • Follow-Up visits every 6 months for up to 3 years

Compensation

None

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Jessica Lange
Email
jelange@wakehealth.edu
Phone
Not Listed

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.