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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