A successful transplant requires more than just finding the best possible match between donor and recipient. It also means carefully monitoring and evaluating the patient each step along the way. Our laboratories are involved at every stage of the transplant process:
Pre-transplant stage – Our technologists conduct all necessary screenings and evaluations for patients awaiting a transplant, including histocompatibility and cross match testing between recipient and potential donor.
Transplant stage – Once a patient is admitted to the hospital and ready for transplantation, we conduct a variety of highly specialized tests including sequence-based HLA typing and other assays to detect HLA-specific antibodies or T-cell responses that could cause potential complications at the time of transplant.
Post-transplant stage – Once the transplant is complete, our team assists in the short-term and long-term follow up of patients, including administering all required blood tests to effectively monitor the immune status of the transplant recipient and avoid any post-transplant immune reactions, infections or potential rejection.