Nephrology Treatments and Procedures

Albumin Blood Serum Level

Albumin is a protein produced by the liver that circulated in the blood. An albumin blood serum level is a common blood test that determines the levels of albumin in the blood. It’s useful for diagnosing a number of medical conditions, including liver and kidney diseases and in some cases nutritional status. Learn more

Cystine Analysis - Urine Amino Acid Qt.

Cystine is a compound that forms in crystals in the kidneys, ureters and bladder from a specific inherited disease of an amino acid passed down from parent to child through a defect in their genes. Cystine analysis – urine amino acid qt. is a test of the urine that examines amino acid levels, including cystine. Learn more

Dialysis

Dialysis is a medical procedure that cleans and filters the body’s blood, either with a machine or the lining of the abdomen. It’s a procedure that is necessary in the case of kidney failure. The kidneys usually handle the task of cleaning the body’s blood. Learn more

Dialysis Fistula

A dialysis fistula or graft are medical treatments that creates access to a vein for patients who need regular dialysis treatments. An AV fistula involves connecting an artery directly to a vein in the forearm. AV graft involves connecting the artery to the vein with a graft, or synthetic tube. Sometimes blood flow becomes low or blocked through the fistula or graft. In these cases, intervention is required. Learn more

DMSA Renal Scan

DMSA renal kidney scan is a kidney imaging test that gives a clearer picture of the kidneys than standard imaging tests. It’s a nuclear medicine test. Learn more

Glomerular Filtration Rate Test

Glomeruli act as filters for the kidneys, removing waste from the blood. A glomerular filtration rate test checks how well the kidneys are working by measuring how much blood flows through the glomeruli in a minute. Learn more

Hemodialysis

Hemodialysis is a medical procedure that cleans and filters the body’s blood with a machine that’s sometimes known as an artificial kidney. It’s a procedure that is necessary in the case of kidney failure. The kidneys usually handle the task of cleaning the body’s blood. Learn more

Intravenous Pyelogram

Intravenous pyelogram (IVP) is a form of X-ray. It gives health care providers a better view of how waste fluid flows through the renal and urinary system by highlighting the bladder, ureters and kidneys with a special dye. Learn more

Methylmalonic Acid (Plasma)

A plasma methylmalonic acid test is a test to determine the levels of methylmalonic acid in the blood plasma. Learn more

Nephrectomy

Nephrectomy is the medical term for the surgical removal of a kidney. It’s done in the case of kidney failure, a kidney transplant, cancer or other reasons. All or just part of the kidney may be removed. Learn more

Nephrostomy Tube Placement

A nephrostomy tube is a form of catheter, or thin plastic tube, that is inserted into the kidneys. The purpose of a nephrostomy tube is to drain urine from the body during a medical procedure or when the body is unable to drain urine for other reasons. Learn more

Organic Acid Quantitation (Methylmalonic Acid)

Organic acid quantitation - methylmalonic acid is a test that can help diagnose a rare metabolic genetic disorder known as methylmalonic acidemia (MMA). Learn more

Percutaneous Nephrostomy

A percutaneous nephrostomy tube is a form of catheter, or thin plastic tube, that is inserted into the kidneys. The purpose of a percutaneous nephrostomy tube is to drain urine from the body during a medical procedure or when the body is unable to drain urine for other reasons. Learn more

Peritoneal Dialysis

Peritoneal dialysis is a form of dialysis, which is a treatment that filters and cleans the blood when the kidneys no longer work. Most types of dialysis occur at a treatment center, but peritoneal dialysis is a form that a patient can do at home or at work. Learn more

Radionuclide Cystogram

Radionuclide cystogram is an imaging test that are used to check the function of the urinary tract and the bladder. It’s a nuclear medicine test that involves using a radioactive material in order to add clarity to the images related to the test. Learn more

Renal MAG3 Scan

Renal MAG3 scan is an imaging test that examines the shape, size, position and function of the kidneys. It’s a nuclear medicine test that involves using a radioactive material in order to add clarity to the images related to the test. Learn more