How Chronic Kidney Disease Is Diagnosed
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is primarily diagnosed with blood and urine tests that detect chemical imbalances caused by the progressive loss of kidney function. The tests may be accompanied by imaging tests and biopsies used to pinpoint the exact cause of the dysfunction. Kidney function tests, also known as renal function tests, are important for monitoring the progression of the disease and your response to therapy. They are also vital to staging the disease and can help differentiate CKD from an acute kidney injury (AKI).
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Article Written By: Veeraish Chauhan, MD
Original Article Posted on: July 01, 2020
Link to Original Article: https://www.verywellhealth.com/chronic-kidney-disease-diagnosis-2085835