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What tests will you need before a liver transplant?

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You'll need to bring all previous doctor records, X-rays, liver biopsy slides, and a record of medications to your pre-evaluation for a liver transplant. You may also need to get:

  • CT scan of your liver, and CTs and chest X-rays for your heart and lungs
  • Doppler ultrasound
  • Echocardiogram
  • Pulmonary function studies
  • Blood tests, including blood type, clotting ability, biochemical status of blood, liver function, HIV, herpes, and Epstein-Barr testing, and hepatitis screening

From: Liver Transplantation WebMD Medical Reference

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The American Liver Foundation. 

Sotiropoulos GC. 2009; 87(11): 1672-1680. Transplantation,

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 12, 2018

SOURCE: 

The American Liver Foundation. 

Sotiropoulos GC. 2009; 87(11): 1672-1680. Transplantation,

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 12, 2018

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