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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

What Are the Risks of Biopsy for Kidney Disease Patients

2015-02-09 06:33

What Are the Risks of Biopsy for Kidney Disease PatientsBiopsy is one of test methods for kidney disease patients to identify the type and severity of kidney disease. It is helpful for the doctors to take the best treatment. However, to take this test, patients have know its risks. Well then, what are the risks of renal biopsy?

There are two types of renal biopsy

● Percutaneous biopsy

This is most common type which will involve a needle, directed by an ultrasound or computed tomography (CT) scan and inserted to kidney tissues.

● Open biopsy

It can be also called surgical biopsy. Your doctor makes a cut in the skin near the kidneys. This allows the physician to look at the kidneys and determine from which area the tissue samples should be taken.


● Bright, red blood or blood clots in your urine for longer than 24 hours after your biopsy

● No urinate

● Hills or a fever

● Pain at the biopsy site that usually lasts only a few hours

● Redness, swelling, bleeding, or any other discharge from the biopsy site

feel faint or weak

● Arteriovenous fistula.

If you do not want to do renal biopsy, you can take other tests in our hospital.

Test methods in our hospital

● Roche, Cobas 8000 Modular Analyzer Series

● UF-500i Urine Analyzer

● Osmotic Pressure Analyzer

● BN II System

● CX 9 Automatic Biochemical Analyzer

We never do renal biopsy in our hospital, Shijiazhuang Hetaiheng Hospital, but we can also give patients an acute diagnosis. We have almost 30 years of experience in this field.

In addition to test equipment, our hospital also provides more treatment equipment, including, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, plasma exchange, hemofiltration, CRRT, immune adsorption, Medicated bath, Foot Bath, Chinese medicines, etc.

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