Patients seen at a transplant center for Transplant Evaluation will undergo
physical examination by a transplant physician/surgeon and meeting with a
coordinator, social worker, financial liaison, pharmacist and dietician.
Patients will undergo a series of blood tests that includes blood group type,
tissue typing, blood count, kidney/liver function, infections, etc. In addition,
they will undergo an X ray of the chest, ultrasound of the kidney, heart tests
and standard cancer screening.
Based on patients' health status and test results – patients may require
additional testing and consultation as well as approval from certain specialists.
All test results will be compiled and the case will be discussed at a
multidisciplinary meeting for approval for listing for kidney transplantation.