You may be asked to go in for a Computer Tomography scan or Magnetic resonance Imaging.health and fitness Updated: Oct 15, 2003 17:34 IST
When there is enough evidence in your blood and urine tests to suggest a problem, the first test you will be asked to take an ultrasonogram of the abdominal area.
This will help the doctor to study your kidneys, bladder and ureter. You may be asked to go in for a Computer Aided Tomography (CAT) scan or Magnetic resonance Imaging (MRI).
These help to detect if there are growths or obstructions in your kidney.
A renal biopsy involves snipping off of a tiny bit of kidney tissue for study under a microscope. You will be hospitalised for a day when this is done.
This study helps to know if there is any problem at the cellular level in the kidneys.