What Is Kidney Disease?

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What Is Kidney Disease?
 
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Kidney disease refers to any disease, disorder, or condition that affects the kidneys. While requirements and guidelines vary, imaging, laboratory diagnostics, and point‐of‐care testing are integral in screening, diagnosing, and/or monitoring most kidney conditions.

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This material does not constitute medical advice. It is intended for informational purposes only. Please consult a physician for specific treatment recommendations.