Kidney biopsy
Kidney biopsy is a procedure in which small piece of (6-8 mm)
kidney tissue is taken out and subsequently that kidney
biopsy sample is processed to evaluate the microscopic
picture, immunofluorescence and electron microscopy is
done. It is a simple bed side procedure done under local
anaesthesia. Ultrasound guidance is required for locating
kidneys. It is done for diagnosing kidney disease, its prognosis
and any special treatment required. It is done on prone
position from back for native kidney biopsy and from front
for transplanted kidney (graft) biopsy. The patient requires
24hrs of hospitalisation for observation.
Why I should get a kidney biopsy
1. To know the type of kidney disease AKI, CKD, RPGN
2. To know the cause of kidney disease Nephrotic
syndrome, SLE, IGA, ANCA, Anti-GBM, myeloma
3. To know the prognosis and outcome of kidney disease.
4. To know the cause of graft dysfunction
5. To know