In-depth

Risk factors

High blood pressure (hypertension)

Symptoms

Edema

Urine color

Tests and diagnosis

Kidney biopsy

Urinalysis

Urinalysis can be used to assess your overall health, detect a wide range of disorders, or monitor a medical condition or treatment.

April 08, 2016
References
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