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Precision testing to advance understanding 

Glomerular diseases include a number of conditions that can damage the kidneys’ filtering units, the glomeruli, resulting in protein and red blood cells to leak into the urine. Patients with glomerular disease can experience a buildup of waste products in the blood due to the kidneys’ inability to clear waste products.

Other symptoms can include:

  • Proteinuria (large amounts of protein in the urine)
  • Hematuria (blood in the urine)
  • Lipiduria (presence of lipids in urine)
  • Reduced glomerular filtration rate (inefficient filtering of wastes from the blood)
  • Edema (swelling in parts of the body)

Glomerular disease can result in a number of conditions such as membranous nephropathy, small vessel vasculitis, or anti-GBM disease, which may present with overlapping symptoms.

Testing improves patient outcomes

Extensive clinical, laboratory, and pathologic evaluation is required to accurately identify the underlying etiology of different types of glomerular disease. Mayo Clinic Laboratories offers comprehensive renal testing services, concise results, and access to more than 150 years of advanced medical knowledge to deliver answers your practice needs to increase accuracy, improve outcomes, and keep care local.

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