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Original Article Practical Standardization in Renal Biopsy Reporting.
So Young Jin, Hyeon Joo Jeong, Sun Hee Sung, Beom Jin Lim, Jee Young Han, Soon Won Hong, Hyun Ee Yim, Yeong Jin Choi, Yong Mee Cho, Myoung Jae Kang, Kyung Chul Moon, Hee Jeong Cha, Seung Yeon Ha, Mi Seon Kang, Mee Young So, Kwang Sun Suh, Jong Eun Joo, Yong Jin Kim, Nam Hee Won, Moon Hyang Park
Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine 2010;44(6):613-622
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4132/KoreanJPathol.2010.44.6.613
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1Department of Pathology, Soonchunhyang University, Asan, Korea.
2Department of Pathology, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.
3Department of Pathology, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.
4Department of Pathology, Inha University, Incheon, Korea.
5Department of Pathology, Aju University, Suwon, Korea.
6Department of Pathology, Catholic University, Seoul, Korea.
7Department of Pathology, Ulsan University, Seoul, Korea.
8Department of Pathology, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, Korea.
9Department of Pathology, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
10Department of Pathology, Gachon University, Incheon, Korea.
11Department of Pathology, Inje University, Seoul, Korea.
12Department of Pathology, Pusan National University, Busan, Korea.
13Department of Pathology, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea.
14Department of Pathology, Eulji University, Daejeon, Korea.
15Department of Pathology, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea.
16Department of Pathology, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.
17Department of Pathology, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea. parkmh@hanyang.ac.kr

BACKGROUND
To standardize renal biopsy reporting and diagnosis, The Renal Pathology Study Group of the Korean Society of Pathologists (RPSKSP) has developed a renal pathology reporting format for the native and allograft kidney.
METHODS
A consensus checklist of a provisional renal biopsy format was sent to all members of the RPSKSP. Feed back opinions regarding the practical application of the checklist to the diagnostic work were received.
RESULTS
Kidney biopsies require three essential examinations: by light microscopy, immunofluorescence (IF), and electron microscopy (EM). A final report of a renal biopsy should include information on specimen adequacy and a description of the morphologic change using a systematic semiquantitative method for each of the compartments, with optional separate IF and EM reports.
CONCLUSIONS
A standard renal biopsy report format is important in establishing clinicopathologic correlations, making reliable prognostic considerations, comparing the findings in sequential biopsies and evaluating the effects of therapy.

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