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Diagnosis of Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis

  A accurate diagnosis of Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is so important.Because of the following treatment should be based on the result of diagnosis. If misdiagnosis happens it is serious. The following information is about the diagnosis of FSGS.

  Kidney function testing

  Blood tests and an analysis of a 24-hour urine collection are mainstays.

  Kidney biopsy

  Where a needle is inserted into the kidney and a tiny amount of tissue is examined. Kidney biopsy is the most accurate test to confirm the diagnosis of many kidney diseases, including FSGS. Once a dialysis is established, it is recommended to do further studies to see whether the FSGS is primary or secondary, that is because treatment options may be different.

  Some people refuse to do kidney biopsy, nevertheless, there still has another test which has the same effect with kidney biopsy. It is Renal Damage, it can detect the damaged part of kidney and its damage degree. In that case, people don't have to do kidney biopsy, which can reduce the artificial damage. Renal Damage can help doctor diagnose the damage degree of kidneys accurately and guide the use of clinical medications. Renal Damage Test includes urine total protein, microalbuminuria, urine immune globulin G (U-IgG), urine osmotic pressure and so on.

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