Patients are evaluated in a timely manner and a treatment plan is coordinated with the referral physician.
Renal biopsies are performed onsite, processed using state-of-the-art technology, and evaluated by an expert renal pathologist. Pathology results are communicated to the nephrologist within 24 hours.
Our center offers an interdisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of a number of glomerular diseases.
Glomerular Disease Clinic: Dr. Tingting Li
Washington University Lupus Center: Nephrology (Dr. Tingting Li), Rheumatology, Dermatology
Washington University Amyloid Center of Excellence: Nephrology (Dr. Tingting Li), Cardiology, Hematology/Oncology, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Pathology
Vasculitis Clinic: Nephrology (Dr. Tingting Li), Rheumatology
Genetic testing for a number of glomerular diseases is available through the Genomics and Pathology Services at Washington University.
These include the nephrotic syndrome panel, complement-mediated renal disease panel, and Alport syndrome panel.
GLOMERULAR DISEASES WE EVALUATE AND TREAT INCLUDE:
- Minimal change disease
- Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)
- Membranous nephropathy
- C1q nephropathy
- Lupus nephritis
- IgA nephropathy
- Fibrillary glomerulonephritis/immunotactoid glomerulopathy
- Complement-mediated diseases (C3 glomerulopathy, atypical HUS)
- Vasculitis: ANCA-associated vasculitis, anti-GBM (Goodpasture) disease, cryoglobulinemic vasculitis, IgA vasculitis
- Paraprotein-related glomerular disorders (amyloidosis, myeloma kidney, light chain deposition disease, monoclonal gammopathy of renal significance)
- Alport syndrome/hereditary nephritis
- Fabry disease
- Sickle cell nephropathy
- Collagenofibrotic glomerulopathy