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Biopsies the "Imperfect Gold Standard" for Diagnosing Post-Transplant Rejection

08:48 EST 7 Nov 2019 | American Society of Nephrology

WASHINGTON -- Biopsies remain the gold standard for diagnosing post-transplant kidney disease but they are imperfect, a speaker said here during Kidney Week 2019. Emerging biomarkers may provide a complement to helping nephrologists diagnose and manage disease. “Histology is required for a lot of diagnoses to provide prognostic information, so it is our gold standard because it’s what we have now to know what to do for management,” said Mei Lin Bissonnette, MD, PhD, ...

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