What kinds of laboratory tests are done during the heart transplantation evaluation?

Several blood and urine tests are conducted to assess:

  • Blood Composition: Analysis of red blood cells, platelets, and other components, along with blood chemistry to check for conditions that might impact the transplant.

  • Immune System: Tests to predict how well the immune system will tolerate a donor organ.

  • Urinalysis: Tests to assess kidney function.

  • Substance Use: Tests for alcohol, tobacco, and drug use to ensure abstinence before the transplant.