The experts in Peking Tung Shin Tang Chinese Medical Hospital are skilled in diagnosing Polycystic Kidney Disease. They have the expertise and technology to evaluate the size, quantity, location of the renal cysts, which will affect the treatment plan.
If you have Polycystic Kidney Disease, it is important to get an accurate diagnosis as soon as possible. This helps increase the odds for successful treatment and recovery.
Polycystic Kidney Disease Diagnosis
In order to make a polycystic kidney disease diagnosis, your doctor will ask a number of questions related to your medical history. This medical history will include questions about current symptoms, other medical conditions you may have, medications you are currently taking, and a family history of any conditions (including polycystic kidney disease).
Several diagnostic tests will help to check out the size and number of kidney cysts as well as to evaluate the amount of healthy tissues.
Ultrasound. Ultrasound scanning, a screening test, is a good tool to help doctor to diagnose polycystic kidneys. In this test, your doctor will put a transducer in your body which help reflect scanning your kidneys and show the pictures of your kidneys. If there is kidney mass in your body, it can contribute to making a straightforward diagnosis. However, it hardly makes an exact diagnosis in young children for renal cysts usually begin to grow up at one's 30s.
CT (Computerized Tomography) Scan. When you lie on a medical table, it will move and bring you into a big doughnut-shaped device which can project X-ray beams through your body. Through this process, your doctor can see cross-sectional images of your kidneys.
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan. It is a medical imaging technique which can make your internal structures, including kidneys, visible. It can predict functional changes earlier than standard blood and urine tests in people with PKD.
Gene test. There are at least six different genes which can cause different forms of PKD. As genetic test is available in many hospitals, it is popular than before. In this test, a blood sample should be taken. Some genetic test even can help parents to know whether their fetus is affected. The gene tests including: denaturing high performance liquid chromatography, RNAse, single-stranded conformational polymorphism, SSCP, systemic lupus Erythematosus etc.
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