Only about 1 out of 10 ectopic kidneys are ever diagnosed. Often, health care providers find ectopic kidneys while treating other conditions. A health care provider may also find them when looking for the cause of symptoms mentioned earlier. These imaging tests could help your health care provider find an ectopic kidney:
- Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP)
- Voiding Cystourethrogram (VCUG)
- Radionuclide Scan
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Your health care provider may also order blood tests to see how well your kidneys are working.