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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 Genetic Tests to Diagnose Polycystic Kidney Disease

2013-11-03 11:38

What Are The Genetic Tests to Diagnose Polycystic Kidney DiseaseIf one parent is affected with PKD, each child has 50% possibility to get the genetic mutation. What are the genetic tests to diagnose Polycystic Kidney Disease?

Polycystic Kidney Disease has two types autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease and Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease. According to the report, 95% of individuals with PKD genes get this disease and the left 5% have a de novo mutation.

Genetic Tests for Polycystic Kidney Disease Diagnosis

Predictive testing is particularly beneficial for disease exclusion in younger potential living donors (20-40yrs) from ADPKD families where the false negative rate by ultrasound detection is still significant (15%).

Prenatal testing for pregnancies at increased risk is possible if the family-specific mutation is known or if linkage has been established in the family.

Diagnostic testing is also indicated in families with very early onset PKD (<2 yrs) due to the high recurrence risk for subsequent births.

Due to your different PKD family history, your doctor will recommend different genetic tests for you.

If you wanna know your personalized genetic tests, you are suggested to leave a message below this article.

Besides the genetic tests, the clinic tests are also necessary in the final diagnosis of Polycystic Kidney Disease, which will include:

- CT (computerized tomography) Scan.

- Ultrasound Examination

- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Scan

Each of these tests doesn’t make you painful. You may only need lie on a movable table, which will X-ray your body and help your doctor to find details about your kidneys and make a diagnosis.

As long as you are diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease, you are suggested to take treatments as soon as possible. Food therapy is suggested for patients with PKD genes, which can help slow down the attack of Polycystic Kidney Disease. If you wanna know the recipe of food therapy, you can leave a message below.

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