Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) tests
Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

Tests could include:

  • A urinalysis is a laboratory test done to detect problems with your body that can appear in your urine. Many illnesses and disorders affect how your body removes waste and toxins. The system that takes care of that is broadly called the excretory ...
  • An abdominal ultrasound uses sound waves to check a number of conditions. Learn about what ultrasounds are used for and if there are any risks.
  • Abdominal CT scans are used when a doctor suspects that something is be wrong in the abdominal area but can't find the specifics through a physical examination.
  • An MRI, which stands for magnetic resonance imaging, is a type of noninvasive test that uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the inside of the body. Unlike a CT scan, an MRI uses no radiation and is considered a safer alternative. The ...
  • If you or someone you love has suffered from a blood clot, stroke, heart disease, or similar health problem, your doctor may recommend a magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) exam. Similar to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), an MRA is a test that ...
  • X-rays are best known for their use in evaluating broken bones. However, they can also be used to look at different parts of the body. An intravenous pyelogram (IVP) is a test that uses an X-ray and dye to show your kidneys and urinary tract. It t...
  • A renal biopsy is a procedure used to extract kidney tissue for laboratory analysis. The word "renal" describes the kidneys. A renal biopsy is also called a kidney biopsy. The test helps your physician to identify the type of kidney disease you ha...
  • A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues for damage or abnormalities. Often, these images can be combined to create a 3D pict...
  • A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a noninvasive test that uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the inside of your body. It allows doctors to see details of your organs and tissues without having to make any incisions. Accordin...
  • An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that used by sonar and radar, which help the military detect planes and ships. An ultrasoun...
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