Kidney transplantation part 8

Kidney 13


Assessment to have a kidney transplant

Before you can be placed on the kidney transplant waiting list you will need to undergo many tests. These tests are to make sure that both your body and mind are healthy enough for you to have kidney transplant surgery and take the medications after surgery. These tests are often called the transplant work-up.

Medical tests that are used to assess your health before a transplant include:

  • Assessment of your overal health, including your weight
  • Blood tests
  • Dental check
  • Papsmear and mammogram (females) or prostate tests (males)
  • X-rays and other tests of your heart and lungs
  • Test involving your arteries, veins and bladder

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