What is the role of lab tests in the pretransplant workup for lung transplantation?

Updated: Aug 19, 2019
  • Author: Bryan A Whitson, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Mary C Mancini, MD, PhD, MMM  more...
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Answer

Pretransplant laboratory values must be determined to evaluate the appropriateness of the candidate for transplantation. The following are the laboratory tests:

  • HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, toxoplasmosis, cytomegalovirus (CMV), and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) serologies

  • Liver function tests

  • Creatinine and 24-hour creatinine clearance

  • Complete blood count

  • Chemistry panel

  • Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) phenotype and panel-reactive antibody (PRA) level

  • Cotinine level

  • Room air blood gas

  • Coagulation profile


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