Home > Experts > Question Question Posted by: Chanél Fourie | 2013/03/22 Costs involved in Kidney Biopsy With reference to your article on 25 jUly 2012 " Kidney Biopsy". I would just like to know if anyone could maybe tell me what are the costs involved in a kidney biopsy? My cousin found out he has SLE (lupus) in December. He lives in Gauteng and I am in the Western Cape. We believe it may be due to genetics, since our Grandfather also had it, but passed away due to cancer. My cousin's kidneys are in danger and he has not been to work for the last few weeks. Today is the 22nd of March, I found out about it last night :'(.... He is supposed to be on cortisone and chemo pills, but they are expensive. The doctor prescribed other pills and something else to help keep his kidneys clean. At this stage, he needs to urgently have a kidney biopsy done so that they can make a more definite prognosis and explore their options for treatment - the type he can afford of course. He cannot afford a medical aid, so he only has a hospital plan. Thus, he can't go for a biopsy (due to monetary reasons) :'(... He is 29yrs old. I need to know what the costs involve regarding the biopsy so that I can try to raise the money in between my studies. Would it also be possible to tell me what the odds are for this disease, please? Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question Have your say Your name (optional) Your comment Security × Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly. Search health advice Find an answer × Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly. Reply to Your name (optional) Your comment Security Close Submit comment Recently: Asked Questions Answered Questions Commented Questions Neglect and emotional abuse to a toddler Hi ,I had unprotected sex with someone that I paid,after that night I went to the Dr in the morning and I told him everything,then he gave me prep tabs to use for 28days, I just want to know if this w Lymph Nodes in my son's neck Oralquick and should I use PEP? I need a drug for loosing weight that is also an appetite suppressant can i use 2.5ml ponado at night times to calm my 3 month baby that is teething switching from S26 AR TO NOVALAC AR 9yr old boy Short, recurring pain on left side of chest good day doc my grandmother is 76 years old and is suffering from ulcers and back pain can she take procyden Hi im on depo for one month now and have gained 7kg despite of the fact that im using herbex slimming products.What can I di to stop the weight gain? Hormone Working for 4 years on Contract Not sure if my boyfriend is in our relationship My son is on a hunger strike because he got braces advertisement From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks?