Kidney Biopsy

Kidney Biopsy Treatment in Salt lake

A kidney biopsy involves the removal of one or more small pieces from the kidneys (samples) so that they can be examined under a special microscope. The samples may be taken either directly from the kidneys during surgery (open biopsy) or through the skin with the help of a needle that is guided towards the right place in the kidneys with ultrasound (percutaneous biopsy). 

Why is a Kidney Biopsy Recommended?

A kidney biopsy is recommended to diagnose a suspected kidney disorder. It may also be recommended to determine the severity of a kidney problem or to monitor treatment for a diagnosed kidney disorder. Besides, this procedure is also performed to determine the issue which is affecting the functioning of a transplanted kidney. Kidney Biopsy Treatment in Salt lake is available at Manipal Hospitals, visit today.

A kidney biopsy may also be performed to:

  • Identify the root cause of a kidney disorder which can’t otherwise be diagnosed.

  • Determine the pace at which the kidney issue is progressing.

  • Evaluate if the treatment prescribed for the kidney disorder is working.

  • Monitor the health and functioning of a transplanted kidney or identify the reason behind the improper functioning of a transplanted kidney.

  • Develop treatment plans according to the condition of the kidneys.

A nephrologist in Salt Lake may also recommend a kidney biopsy depending on the results of urine or blood tests that show:

  • Excess protein in the urine (proteinuria)

  • Blood in the urine

  • Excess waste products in the blood due to the improper functioning of kidneys


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