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Biopsy Light Microscopy Kidney Tissue


Biopsy Light Microscopy Kidney Tissue

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What is this test?

This test is used to check for the presence of any abnormalities or damage to the kidney tissue. In this test, a small sample of kidney tissue is collected to observe any changes, infections, toxicities, signs of damage or malignancies (cancers or tumors) which might have occurred due to diseases/conditions or certain medicines.

What is a Biopsy?

The biopsy is the process of collecting a small sample of tissue from various parts of the body. The sample for biopsy may include skin, the lining of the stomach, kidneys, liver, a fragment of bone or bone marrow, etc. This procedure is more like a minor surgery and an individual may recover within a day to one week based on the procedure. In this type of procedure, your doctor administers a small dose of local anesthetic at the site of surgery and collects a small sample of tissue from the suspected organ and is sent to the laboratory for further analysis.

What is light microscopy?

Light microscopy is an imaging technique used by a pathologist to visualize and identify certain structures in a tissue sample. The tissue sample is stained with certain stains/colors which aid in visualizing tissue structures.

Why is this test done?

This test is recommended if you experience any symptoms of kidney damage like swelling of hands and feet, weakness, irregular heartbeat, severe itching on the skin, blood in urine, etc.

This test is also recommended when regular X-Rays and blood tests are not enough to diagnose certain conditions like kidney transplant, kidney diseases like acute kidney failure, glomerular necrosis, symptoms like proteinuria, albuminuria, anemia, etc

Test Preparation

Inform your doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before your Biopsy Light Microscopy Kidney Tissue. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for Biopsy Light Microscopy Kidney Tissue.

It is recommended to avoid consumption of alcohol and certain medicines like painkillers, blood thinners, nutritional supplements, from one week before undergoing this test. Please contact your physician for necessary advice and instructions before undergoing this test.

Understanding your test results

The normal test results may vary depending on age, health history, medical condition, etc. The collected tissue sample is subjected to various tests and stains to visually identify the presence of any diseases or conditions.

Positive test results may indicate the presence of any tissue abnormalities or diseases.

The test results may be negative if there is no presence of any disease or condition.

Please consult your health provider after receiving your lab reports for further diagnosis or medical intervention based on your clinical condition.

GenderAge groupsValue
MALEAll age groupsThe observations are reported by the pathologist depending on the histopathological findings
FEMALEAll age groupsThe observations are reported by the pathologist depending on the histopathological findings
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