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How do you examine a kidney?

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Dr. William Walsh
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In brief: Very carefully

There is only indirect physical examination of the kidney, labs from the blood (bun and creatinine), urine (sodium, creatinine, potassium, albumen, protein, the appearance of the urine under a microscope), ultrasound of the kidney, or ct scan are helpful.
Biopsy of the kidney can be done but only if the answer can't be obtained elsewhere.

In brief: Very carefully

There is only indirect physical examination of the kidney, labs from the blood (bun and creatinine), urine (sodium, creatinine, potassium, albumen, protein, the appearance of the urine under a microscope), ultrasound of the kidney, or ct scan are helpful.
Biopsy of the kidney can be done but only if the answer can't be obtained elsewhere.
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