Renal pathology

Evaluation and reporting for medical kidney diseases.

Our multispecialty renal pathology team and comprehensive approach offers the ideal environment to promptly diagnose common as well as rare and complex cases. 

To ensure diagnostic accuracy and thoroughness, a Mayo Clinic renal pathologist evaluates kidney biopsy specimens by light microscopy, immunofluorescence, electron microscopy, and when indicate, by ancillary techniques (such as pronase immunofluorescence, IgG subtype staining, immunohistochemistry, mass spectrometry, etc.). The pathologic findings are reported based on current diagnostic standards established by the Renal Pathology Society, Banff Conferences, and International Kidney and Monoclonal Gammopathy Research Group.


analyzed biopsies per year


sub-specialized pathologists

Requesting a pathology consult

Our best practices enable expeditious, evidence-based results. Click here to learn more about Mayo Clinic Laboratories consultation request process.

Pathology in Focus

Mary Fidler, M.D. gives an overview of the renal pathology service and the benefits of collaborating with Mayo Clinic Laboratories.


Medical Renal Disease and Renal Transplant Monitoring

Renal Pathology Tests Available to Order Individually

Learn more about how to order these evaluations at your institution.