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Kent's Kidney Stories

Sep 21, 2020

Welcome back! In today’s episode, Kent speaks with Payal Shah. She is a good friend and has become a regular guest on the Podcast. Payal received a Kidney Transplant at the age of 15 and is now a Doctor of Pharmaceuticals. Kent and Payal have a great conversation in regards to Genetic testing as it relates to Kidney Disease. 

See links below to some (not-inclusive) companies that provide genetic testing for rare diseases that lead to End-Stage Kidney Disease:

Disclaimer: Genetic testing and counseling should be done in partnership with a physician consult to determine if it is the best option for you and your family.



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-Centogene has provided a great PDF that lists questions to ask your physician regarding genetic testing:

- New England Journal of Medicine article that Payal referenced:

Groopman EE, Marasa M, Cameron-Christie S et al. Diagnostic utility of exome sequencing for kidney disease. NEJM. 2018;doi:10.1056

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Host: Kent Bressler
Producer: Jason Nunez