Renal Biopsy
(Kidney Biopsy)

A Renal Biopsy is performed by passing a small needle through the abdominal wall, and a small amount of kidney tissue is removed and examined with a microscope to identify the presence of abnormal cells. An ultrasound will usually be used to ensure the needle finds the correct spot. Rarely, a kidney biopsy is done through an open incision in the operating room under general anesthesia, which allows your doctor to inspect the tissue and take a larger tissue sample for more extensive testing. A kidney biopsy is done to help your doctor diagnose the cause of kidney disease, diagnose or stage cancer, or to evaluate kidney function following transplant.

WellnessFX

Comments on Renal Biopsy (0 total) Participate in the discussion

In a medical emergency, step away from this web site and call for emergency help. Remember, we're not doctors and we don't claim to be able to diagnose your condition. The information and services we provide or display here are merely intended to make you a more knowledgeable patient so that you can have smarter conversations with your actual health care providers.