Advanced kidney testing and diagnosis in Dallas-Fort Worth.

At Dallas Nephrology Associates, our longstanding reputation for effective, comprehensive care for the kidneys starts with diagnostics. This is because early diagnosis is the first step in providing the appropriate treatment that you need.

Indeed, early referral to a nephrology specialist is important, as time matters greatly in maintaining your kidney function for as long as possible. Evaluating kidney function and testing for kidney disease and kidney stones are how specialists like those at Dallas Nephrology Associates develop the best, most appropriate plan to keep you as healthy as possible for as long as possible.

At DNA, we offer leading-edge testing for kidney disease backed by board-certified expertise and commitment to the highest standards of care.

A full range of laboratory testing.

At Dallas Nephrology, we are lab-certified by Medicare as well as certified in keeping with the federal Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments. We provide a full range of diagnostic services, including:

  • Routine chemistry
  • Hematology
  • Urinalysis
  • Monitoring of immunosuppressant drug levels (for post-transplant patients)

Other specialized diagnostics available at DNA.

Here are some of the other tests we offer in-house or will order for you or your loved one to completely, accurately understand your kidneys’ health and their effects on other systems in your body:

Glofil testing for accurate assessment of kidney function.

Glofil testing is considered one of the most accurate methods for evaluating kidney function. With this test, we diagnose and monitor patients’ kidney disease using glomerular filtration rate (GFR). The higher the GFR, the better the kidneys are functioning.

Post-transplant, our doctors order Glofil testing annually for all patients, except for the first year following kidney transplant, in which Glofil testing is performed more frequently.

Evaluating the effects of chronic kidney disease (CKD) on the bones.

CKD and the immunosuppressant drugs prescribed for post-transplant patients, can effect bone mineral density which can lead to osteoporosis. Our nephrologists can assess your bones’ response to treatments using a bone scan. We recommend this bone-density testing after the first year after kidney transplant.

Imaging to measure the kidneys and related organs.

DNA performs imaging exams at Dallas Transplant Institute. Imaging is useful in evaluating for kidney stones and to measure the size and shape of the kidneys.

DNA performs ultrasound studies of the abdomen, kidneys and bladder for intial assestment and after kidney transplant.

We perform vascular ultrasound of the veins and arteries evaluates blood flow to the vessels in order to:

  • Locate and identify blockages or blood clots in the legs and arms
  • Determine if there is an enlarged artery (aneurysm)
  • Help monitor blood flow to organs and tissues
  • Locate and identify blockages and abnormalities, such as plaque buildup or emboli

For more information about diagnostic testing of the kidneys and issues related to kidney disease, call Dallas Nephrology Associates at 877-654-3639 or contact us via our convenient online form. Also, learn more about our robust patient education here.