Tests could include:
- History and Physical Exam
- Ultrasound of Kidney
- Bacterial culture, urine, with colony count
- CT of Kidney
- Urine culture
- Blood Culture
- Abdominal CT Scan
- Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
- Ultrasound Scan
- Voiding Urethrocystography
- Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP)
- MRI of Kidneys
- Complete Blood Count (CBC) Test
- Kidney Biopsy
- Digital Rectal Examination
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 ...
A urine culture is a test that can detect bacteria in your urine. Bacteria can enter the urinary tract through the urethra and cause urinary tract infections.
A blood culture is a fairly routine test that checks for bacteria, yeast, and other microorganisms in the blood. The test is relatively simple for the patient and involves a simple blood draw. A laboratory tests the blood sample and the results ar...
A CT scan is a type of X-ray that can show cross-sectional images of a specific area of the body. The machine circles the body and sends the images to a computer, where they are viewed by a technician. Each picture is viewed as a cross-section of ...
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...
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...
In a voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG), an X-ray is taken while the bladder is being emptied (voided) to assess bladder and urethra function. Most commonly, your doctor will recommend a voiding cystourethrogram test to diagnose the cause of recurren...
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 complete blood count, or CBC, is an easy and very common test that screens for certain disorders that can affect your health. A CBC measures several components of your blood and can help diagnose a broad range of conditions, from anemia and infe...
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 digital rectal examination (DRE) is a simple procedure doctors use to examine the lower rectum and other internal organs. DRE is done for a number of reasons. For instance, it's a quick, easy way to check the health of a man's prostate gland. Co...