When can Adult Polycystic Kidney Disease be diagnosed mainly depends on diagnosis methods and different equipments. Generally, most patients are diagnosed as Polycystic Kidney Disease when they have already had clinical symptoms. Only a few patients know this diagnosis through normal body check. If there is Polycystic Kidney Disease among family members, doctors normally suggest other family members who have blood relationship with patient receive body check.
Presently, Type-B Ultrasonic examination is generally used to check
Polycystic Kidney Disease, with diagnosis rate of 99%. From the view point of
prepotency, especially for patients who are about to have a baby, an early
diagnosis of fetus illness condition is desired.
As for patients who are pregnant, they should accept cystic gene tests of
amniotic fluid or villous cells. Because Polycystic Kidney Disease follows the
regulation of 50% hereditary rate, molecular genetics examination can help PKD
family choose a healthy baby. And the baby will not carry genetic gene any more.
So in some degree, this disease can be prevented successfully.