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Abstract : Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) is a which is extensively increased in the serum or urine of patients within a few hours after ischemia. Procalcitonin (PCT) is a peptide precursor of the hormone calcitonin, the PCT levels are marker for determine if a patient has an infection. This Cross-sectional Study was designed under the supervision of College of Medicine, Almustansiriya University, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department. A eighty five 85 patients had stone size greater or equal to 1.5 cm for (45 Male,40 Female). Serum NGAL, PCT levels in primary renal stone group was significantly lower than of secondary renal stone group. p ≤0.0001, AUC for Serum NGAL, 0.990, the cut off value was 194.50, (AUC) for serum PCT, was 1.000, cut off value was 3.950(ng/ml). Serum NGAL and serum PCT were significantly higher in recurrent renal stone than primary renal stone when renal stone size ≥1.5 cm. Considered as serum NGAL, and PCT in both of primary renal stone group and secondary renal stone group were a perfect markers for predicting Renal stone disease in patients with acute kidney injury.

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