What is polycystic kidney disease?
The cysts that form in the kidneys from polycystic kidney disease (PKD) can become quite large and numerous, eventually causing the kidneys to become deformed. This results in damage to the kidneys making them unable to perform their bodily function efficiently and can eventually advance to kidney failure.Read more about PKD
90% of cases are inherited
1 in 500
APKD affects approx. 1 in 500-1000 people.
It's caused by mutations in the PKD1 and PKD2 genes
Kidney disease research at Garvan
We look at different genetic testing techniques for early diagnosis of autosomal dominant PKD (ADPKD). We're researching the use of whole genome sequencing which can provide a more accurate and cost-effective result, paving the way for earlier diagnosis and intervention.Read more about our research