Mini-ReviewThe Native Kidney Biopsy Update and Evidence for Best PracticeHogan, Jonathan J.; Mocanu, Michaela; Berns, Jeffrey S. Author Information Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Correspondence: Dr. Jonathan J. Hogan, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Division of Nephrology, 3400 Spruce Street, 1 Founders, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Email: [email protected] Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 11(2):p 354-362, February 2016. | DOI: 10.2215/CJN.05750515 Buy Metrics Abstract The kidney biopsy is the gold standard in the diagnosis and management of many diseases. Since its introduction in the 1950s, advancements have been made in biopsy technique to improve diagnostic yield while minimizing complications. Here, we review kidney biopsy indications, techniques, and complications in the modern era. We also discuss patient populations in whom special consideration must be given when considering a kidney biopsy and the important role that the kidney biopsy plays in nephrology training. These data are presented to develop best practice strategies for this essential procedure. Copyright © 2016 The Authors. Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.