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How To Diagnose Nephrotic Syndrome

Time:  2014-01-10 10:38

How To Diagnose Nephrotic SyndromeNephrotic syndrome is a severe condition that patient’s kidney disease may progress to, and if patient’s condition has not been well controlled, it can cause patient to have a bad prognosis. While how can nephrotic syndrome be diagnosed?

What tests should be taken in diagnosing nephrotic syndrome?

To diagnose nephrotic syndrome, there are many lab tests that should be taken, and they are mainly divided into three aspects, and they are urine tests, blood tests, renal biopsy.

1.Urine tests: in the urine tests, results will show how much proteinuria there is in patient’s urine, and whether patient has hematuria in his urine, and the enzyme in urine is also an important aspect to assess patient’s kidney condition. Besides, the amount of them also reflects important information about patient’s kidney.

2.Blood tests: there will be many blood tests that should be taken, and the level and kinds of protein in patient’s blood, the antibodies in blood, etc, they are all useful information in diagnosing whether patient has nephrotic syndrome, and they are also very important for finding the cause of nephrotic syndrome.

3.Renal biopsy: renal biopsy is also an important measure to diagnosing patient’s kidney disease, and it is very exact comparing with other methods. But because there will be a small sample of kidney will be taken out, this method is painful.

What are the standards in diagnosing nephrotic syndrome?

There are four basic items in diagnosing nephrotic syndrome. Article 1 is patient’s proteinuria should be more than 3.5g per day. Article 2 is the serum albumin should be less than 30g/L. Besides, article 3 and 4 are patient should have edema and hyperlipemia. And article 1 and 2 is essential in diagnosing nephrotic syndrome.

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