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Percutaneous Kidney Biopsy

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 6, 2024.

What do I need to know about a percutaneous kidney biopsy?

A percutaneous kidney biopsy is a procedure to remove a small sample of kidney tissue. It may be done to drain an abscess (pocket of pus). It may also be done to check for kidney disease or cancer.

Kidney, Ureters, Bladder

How do I prepare for the biopsy?

What will happen during the procedure?

What should I expect after the biopsy?

You will be taken to a room to rest. Do not get out of bed until your healthcare provider says it is okay. You will then be taken to a hospital room.

What are the risks of a percutaneous kidney biopsy?

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