How is MCD Diagnosed?
Urinalysis: determine the amount of protein in the urine
Blood Work: determine levels of Creatinine, albumin, cholesterol, and many other factors examined to rule out other causes
Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR): http://www.nkdep.nih.gov/resources/ExplainingGFR.htm is an estimator of kidney function by calculating blood creatinine levels with urine protein levels
Kidney Biopsy is sometimes performed to examin a small portion of the kidney under a microscope
Renal Ultrasound or CT Scan is sometimes performed to get a closer look at the Kidney’s