An increase in kidney biopsy miss rate significantly affects patient care in the management of medical kidney disease.
An essential part of our mission at Arkana is to improve patient care. To that end, we have begun the process of gathering data regarding kidney biopsy adequacy rates for our clients. This is, along with other measures are all in an effort to increase the quality of the specimens we receive, and ultimately provide better care to the patients we treat.
Our physicians have contributed to this initiative in several ways. Along with various research publications and a smartphone adequacy guide, our physicians have created a table of classes to help us better assess the diagnostic adequacy of each specimen. This is – (insert each class)
We can usually make a diagnosis on 1-4 (as these all have at least 10 gloms on LM) and we would therefore judge them “adequate”. Classes 5-7 are what we classify as “poor,” and the nephrologist will determine if they want to re-biopsy the patient.
Publications on Biopsy Adequacy
Increasing Incidence Of Inadequate Kidney Biopsy Samples Over Time: A 16-Year… Increasing Incidence Of Inadequate Kidney Biopsy…
Recently, there has been a perceived change in the number of inadequate samples. The aim of this study was to determine…
Recently, there has been a perceived change in the number of inadequate samples. The aim of this study was to determine the native renal biopsy miss rate from 2005 to 2020 at Arkana Laboratories, a nationwide kidney biopsy service.
An Integrated Pathology And Ultrasonography-Based Simulation For Training In… An Integrated Pathology And Ultrasonography-Based…
A novel KBSW is an effective educational tool to acquire proficiency in PKB performance and could help regain interest…
A novel KBSW is an effective educational tool to acquire proficiency in PKB performance and could help regain interest among trainees in performing PKBs.
Use Of A Smartphone Camera At The Bedside To Assess Adequacy Of Kidney Biopsies Use Of A Smartphone Camera At The Bedside To…
Kidney biopsies are the gold standard for diagnosis in evaluating native and transplanted kidney disorders. Obtaining…
Kidney biopsies are the gold standard for diagnosis in evaluating native and transplanted kidney disorders. Obtaining adequate tissue samples is vital.
The first renal biopsy was carried out more than a century ago, but its widespread introduction into clinical use,…
The first renal biopsy was carried out more than a century ago, but its widespread introduction into clinical use, beginning in the 1950s, helped develop nephrology into the powerful subspecialty of internal medicine that it is today.
Smartphone Biopsy Guide
Biopsy Adequacy Podcasts
Arkana Case Consultation
We are happy to consult on a variety of cases. Contact us to find out how to make that happen.
Or call us toll free at 866.269.9819
Frequently Asked Questions
Have questions about how we bill? How fast your biopsy will be shipped? Head over to our FAQs page.