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With CKD is it critical to get a diagnosis thru biopsy if the treatment is not changing?
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
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In brief: Not necessary
It depends on the clinical presentation and the diagnostic challenge the provider is facing to establish one.
If the condition that lead to ckd is obvious (i.e. Diabetes or high blood pressure) the biopsy may not be neccesary. If there's a diagnostic challenge, the biopsy might need to be done.

In brief: Not necessary
It depends on the clinical presentation and the diagnostic challenge the provider is facing to establish one.
If the condition that lead to ckd is obvious (i.e. Diabetes or high blood pressure) the biopsy may not be neccesary. If there's a diagnostic challenge, the biopsy might need to be done.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Tauseef Qureshi
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Not Always
If it is truly CKD, it implies that the disease in the kidneys is chronic which means long-standing.
With the appropriate medical history and ultrasound findings of the kidney it is not always necessary to perform a biopsy to prove the underlying cause of the kidney failure. When the causality seems to be in doubt, then a biopsy can be helpful.

In brief: Not Always
If it is truly CKD, it implies that the disease in the kidneys is chronic which means long-standing.
With the appropriate medical history and ultrasound findings of the kidney it is not always necessary to perform a biopsy to prove the underlying cause of the kidney failure. When the causality seems to be in doubt, then a biopsy can be helpful.
Dr. Tauseef Qureshi
Dr. Tauseef Qureshi
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