Current Australian data shows 50% of children diagnosed with kidney disease have a genetic form of the condition with prenatal onset.
Diagnosis is often drawn-out and fraught with invasive treatments such as surgery and dialysis. If diagnosed early, some forms of genetic kidney disease can be treated, giving patients an extra decade of kidney function. By dissecting existing hospital data, we can spot early signs of genetic kidney disease and suggest a genomic test. This test enables a speedy, pinpoint, cost-effective diagnosis.