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A kidney tray, also sometimes called a kidney dish, is a medical instrument used to hold various items during surgical procedures. They are shaped like a kidney, with a round indentation on one side and a flat surface on the other. Kidney trays are made of stainless steel or plastic and are available in a variety of sizes.


They are used to hold a variety of items during surgery, including:

  • Instruments
  • Sponges
  • Sharps containers
  • Tissue specimens
  • Blood and other fluids




  • Stainless Steel