Diagnosis of Glomerulonephritis

Diagnosis of Glomerulonephritis

There is always a possibility of glomerulonephritis in patients presenting with swelling of body usually seen over the feet or around the eyes (edema)high blood pressure and decreased urine output.

  • The first test to do is urine examination for the presence of proteins and blood.

  • Blood tests such as urea and creatinine to see the kidney functions.

  • Ultrasound of the kidney to see the size and structure of the kidney.

  • Kidney biopsy to determine the type of glomerulonephritis and then to lay out the treatment plan according to the type of inflammation.