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Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease testing involves what kinds of tests?

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
See below: The current diagnostic criteria to detect cyst in the kidney is by ultrasound, however this is not a 100% accurate way as very small cysts can be missed. Ct scan can detect cysts which are smaller like 1 mm.There are no diagnostic criteria dveloped for ct scan yet. In case a young kidney donor wants to donote, but make sure he/she doesnot have the disease, there are genetic tests available.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Is autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease testing available ?

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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: You have to get a renal ultrasound. It is an imaging test that determines the size and number of cysts ona kidney. Based upon the number of cysts on each kidney and depending on your age, then it can be determined if you have adpkd.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Could autosomal dominent polycystic kidney disease be an inherited disease?

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Dr. Ravi Chauhan
Urology 22 years experience
Yes: As the name implies, "autosomal dominant" indicates genetic pattern of spread to children. In this case, the affected person need only pass one of two genes to his/her child for them to be affected wight he condition.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Is autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease very serious?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
It is different: It usually is more serious than the autosomal dominant disease since it needs inheritance from both parents to be expressed i.e. Both genes are affected. It accordingly gets expressed at an earlier age in life. The longer duration of polycystic disease is a factor in predicting dialysis need.

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