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Do I have to get some blood tests before doing an intravenous pyelography ivp?
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Dr. John Hammes
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Yes
The dye used for an ivp can be harmful to the kidney; the risk for harm is greater if you have reduced kidney function or diabetes.
If there is any concern that you have actual kidney disease, your level of kidney function should be evaluated by checking the creatinine level in your blood. Ultrasound or noncon ct may provide similar information without contrast dye.

In brief: Yes
The dye used for an ivp can be harmful to the kidney; the risk for harm is greater if you have reduced kidney function or diabetes.
If there is any concern that you have actual kidney disease, your level of kidney function should be evaluated by checking the creatinine level in your blood. Ultrasound or noncon ct may provide similar information without contrast dye.
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