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How do you test for polycystic kidney disease?

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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
5 doctors agree

In brief: Renal Ultrasound

Polycystic kidney disease is usually diagnosed by taking a renal ultrasound of your kidneys to determine the number of cysts that are on each kidney.
Usually, a person presnts with bloody urine or multiple UTI that will lead to a doctor taking a patient of the kidneys and diagnosing the issue.

In brief: Renal Ultrasound

Polycystic kidney disease is usually diagnosed by taking a renal ultrasound of your kidneys to determine the number of cysts that are on each kidney.
Usually, a person presnts with bloody urine or multiple UTI that will lead to a doctor taking a patient of the kidneys and diagnosing the issue.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree

In brief: Imaging

With ultrasound is usually how the disease gets diagnosed.
There are genetic tests available now as well for patients with family histories.

In brief: Imaging

With ultrasound is usually how the disease gets diagnosed.
There are genetic tests available now as well for patients with family histories.
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine

In brief: PKD Diagnosis

PKD is diagnosed by renal ultrasound.
BY age 30, an affected person will have 3 or more cysts per kidney. Family history is relevant also. Renal MRI is more accurate but more expensive. Genetic testing can be very precise but is expensive.

In brief: PKD Diagnosis

PKD is diagnosed by renal ultrasound.
BY age 30, an affected person will have 3 or more cysts per kidney. Family history is relevant also. Renal MRI is more accurate but more expensive. Genetic testing can be very precise but is expensive.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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