What is the role of lab studies in the diagnosis of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD)?

Updated: Mar 24, 2020
  • Author: Roser Torra, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Other studies to perform include the following:

An increased hematocrit may result from increased erythropoietin secretion from cysts. A decrease in urine-concentrating ability is an early manifestation of the disease. Microalbuminuria occurs in 35% of patients with ADPKD. However, nephrotic-range proteinuria is uncommon.

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