Nephrotic Syndrome is the common manifestation of glomerular disease, and it can be caused by a variety of factors. If patients are diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome, some special tests are needed to diagnose the causes, pathogenic factors and complications. This can guide patients to increase their remission rate and improve patients’ prognosis.
Here, we would like to recommend some specific tests for patients with Nephrotic Syndrome.
- Antinuclear antibody test
According to the causes, Nephrotic Syndrome can be divided into primary NS and secondary NS. Lupus Nephritis is the most common cause of secondary Nephrotic Syndrome. This test can help eliminate Lupus Nephritis and Sjogren's syndrome of renal damage.
- Phospholipase A2 receptor antibody test
There are many types of pathological patterns for primary Nephrotic Syndrome, and Membranous Nephropathy is one common cause of adult nephrotic syndrome. Phospholipase A2 receptor antibody is the specific autoantibody of membranous nephropathy, so it can be used to distinguish Nephrotic Syndrome and Membranous Nephropathy.
- Thyroid function test
Thyroid and kidney are two important organs, and their link is close and complex. Thyroid hormones (TH) can prompt the growth of kidneys and help maintain kidney function. For Nephrotic Syndrome patients, the more severe their proteinuria, the more TH lost. Low TH level will induce swelling and decline of urine output.
- Urinary protein components and urine protein electrophoresis test
Through these two tests, we can know the location of kidney damage is glomerulus or renal tubule and the degree of kidney damage.This can help judge patients’ pathogenic analysis and prognosis.
All of the above tests are not known by every patients. If patients want to know more about these tests, just leave a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are glad to share the information with you.