What is a Kidney Ultrasound?
Kidney Ultrasound is a painless radiology exam which is performed to help diagnose pain and evaluate the kidneys in a non-invasive manner. This exam can be used to check for abnormalities such as cysts or tumors, as well as used to detect the presence of blockages and urinary tract infections.
Who should get this test?
Ultrasound of Kidney is usually ordered by doctors if you have these indications:
- Acute/chronic renal failure
- Pre/post void bladder volume
- Vesicoureteral reflux
- Prostate volume only
Is there radiation involved?
No. Unlike X-ray imaging, there is no ionizing radiation exposure associated with ultrasound imaging.
When will I receive my results?
Once completed, you will receive your results within 3-5 business days in your LabFinder portal.
How do I prepare? Do I need to fast?
Please refer to the simple preparation guidelines or consult with your doctor or radiology center where you are being treated. Do not forget to bring your LabFinder Order and Insurance Card to your appointment.