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Diagnostic Tests for Kidney Diseases

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Acquired Cystic Kidney Disease
Explains the causes of acquired cystic kidney disease (ACKD), a common condition in people with kidney failure who are treated with dialysis. Details the differences between ACKD and polycystic kidney disease, an inherited condition. Describes diagnostic procedures and treatment options.
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Glomerular Filteration Rate Calculator (for health care professionals)
Kidney Disease Education Program webpage that offers links for health care professionals to online information and publications about glomerular filtration rates (GFR) and an online GRF calculator.

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Imaging of the Urinary Tract
Explains the range of imaging technologies used to evaluate the urinary tract, including ultrasound, conventional radiology, magnetic resonance imaging, and computerized tomography. Instructs patients how to prepare for and what to expect during an exam.
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En Español
Los riñones y cómo funcionan
Introduce los conceptos básicos de la función renal y describe varios tipos de enfermedades renales. Examina las pruebas de diagnóstico usadas para determinar la función renal y describe las opciones de tratamiento para pacientes con insuficiencia renal.
Versión PDF (722 KB) *

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Your Kidney Test Results
For assessing and discussing test results with Chronic Kidney Disease patients.

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Page last updated May 21, 2014


 

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