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Genetic testing for kidney disease may become routine, researchers say

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Dec. 27 (UPI) -- About 10 percent of all cases of chronic kidney disease come from genetic causes, a new study says.

Genetic disorders caused kidney problems in about 9 percent of the study participants.

Also, DNA testing found another category for the cause of kidney disease in about 20 percent of the participants and it helped with diagnosing a cause for the condition in 17 percent of people who had previously gone undiagnosed.

The National Institutes of Health estimates that about 14 percent of Americans have chronic kidney disease, whose main causes are high blood pressure and diabetes.

Yet, for 15 percent of patients with chronic kidney disease, the underlying cause of kidney failure is unknown, according to the study.

Author: @DailyCupofYoga


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