Stanford’s Renal Pathology Service provides diagnostic expertise for non-neoplastic kidney cases in both adult and pediatric population. We offer a full range of diagnostic evaluation for primary glomerular, tubulointerstitial, and vascular diseases of the kidney, and systemic diseases such as lupus and systemic vasculitides. Renal pathology cases require extensive clinical-pathological correlation and as such, clinical information provided (eg. serum creatinine, serological studies for hepatitis and lupus, and the degree of proteinuria) are incorporated into the interpretation of the renal biopsy.
The Medical Renal Pathology Service also reviews biopsies of transplanted kidneys to identify possible rejection, infections and drug toxicity of the transplanted organ. Our team provides diagnostic excellence for evaluation of allograft biopsies in both adult and pediatric population.
Renal biopsies are evaluated routinely by the three modalities of light microscopy, immunofluorescence microscopy, electron microscopy and as needed, immunohistochemistry.
Our service includes assignment of a renal pathology fellow/faculty to each case for individualized service, including call-backs with updates and final results. The renal Pathology Service also offers Nephrologists direct access to the service via an on-call cell phone staffed by an on-service faculty member.