Medical Kidney Pathology
The Medical Kidney Pathology Consultative Service offers full consultations and full professional interpretations, which can be customized to each client’s individual needs.
Our staff provides a wide range of services ranging from full consultation with the processing of the biopsy specimen and full professional interpretation through the performance of the technical component only for electron microscopy.
Medical Kidney Pathology Consultation Services
Primary Diagnosis | Second Opinion Consultation
Immunohistochemistry – Immunofluorescence – Special Stains – Electron Microscopy
Renal biopsy is a useful tool in the evaluation of patients with a wide variety of kidney diseases. Many patients undergoing this procedure are severely ill and have complex underlying medical conditions, such as autoimmune diseases, diabetes, hypertension, or active infections.
Determining the cause of kidney disease often helps to guide clinical treatment. Rapid interpretation of these biopsies by pathologists who specialize in medical renal disease is important to optimize care for these patients.
Accurate interpretation of medical kidney biopsies requires the use of light microscopy, direct immunofluorescence, and often electron microscopy. A pathologist experienced in integrating results from each of these diagnostic modalities must interpret the findings in the setting of each patient’s unique clinical presentation. Physician-to-physician communication is often needed in these biopsies and an open line of communication between the renal pathologist and the ordering nephrologist or rheumatologist is important.
Renal biopsies have the best value for the patient and the treating physician when pertinent clinical information is provided, adequate tissue is obtained and the tissue is properly shipped by the local pathology laboratory. Our Medical & Transplant Kidney Biopsy Consultation Kit provides the necessary materials to ensure specimen integrity during shipment to our laboratories.
Patients First: A Collaborative Approach to Improving Patient Outcomes
Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Nephrology is proud to be a “team of teams” to deliver world-class care.
Medical Kidney Pathology is an example of this integrative approach: by collaborating with physicians, surgeons, and geneticists, Cleveland Clinic’s renal pathologists are able to make a precise diagnosis, resulting in better patient outcomes.
Cleveland Clinic is committed to excellence, demonstrated through its renowned renal pathology fellowship program—ranked as one of the best in the country—as well as leading-edge technology that enables Cleveland Clinic to provide accessible, high-quality care to patients around the world.
Prelininary results: within 24 hours.
Final results: within 48 hours (including EM).
Our staff is available for consultation during any stage of diagnosis or treatment.
Flexible Billing Options
Options include third-party and client billing that can be customized to your needs.
Concise, in-depth reports are available for each consultation.