Kidney Biopsy

A kidney biopsy is a procedure to remove a small piece of kidney tissue that can be examined under a microscope for signs of damage or disease. This helps the doctor plan the appropriate treatment.

  1. To diagnose the cause, predict the outcome, and assess the severity of kidney disease, to discover the cause for the decrease in function of the kidneys or the presence of blood or protein in the urine, or to diagnose certain diseases, such as lupus nephritis, nephritis, and glomerular disease.
  2. To discover cancer in the kidneys.
  3. To assess the reason for lack of kidney function or decreased kidney function after kidney transplantation.
  4. To provide information for planning treatment for chronic kidney disease.
  1. Bleeding at the incision site.
  2. Pain at the biopsy site or in the back.
  3. Fever.
  4. Blood in the urine.
If you have to travel by plane after the procedure, please consult the doctor before making an arrangement. Normally, it is recommended to avoid travel for at least 24 hours after the biopsy.

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