Transplant Living Recipient Evaluation

Transplant Recipient Evaluation

Recipient assessment period shall vary as it is dependent on the patient’s condition. Initial investigations that are carried out for the recipient include a complete blood test, CT scan of the chest and abdomen, 24-hour urine for CCT and UTP. Bone scan / PET scan may be required for patients with cancer to ensure it has not spread outside the liver.

Further extensive assessment is carried out to see if a liver transplant can be done and likely to succeed. It includes visits with Transplant Hepatologist, Pulmonologist, Intensivist, Cardiologist, Nephrologist, Psychiatrist, and Dentist.

Arranging for Your First Appointment

Patients may be referred for consideration as a candidate for liver transplantation, either through self referral or by their physician. New patient should send their medical records to the transplant coordinator by email. You will be scheduled for an initial evaluation appointment at our centre. At your first appointment you will meet with the transplant coordinator, who is your primary contact person and is with you throughout every steps of the transplant process.

Advises on the day of your first appointment:

  • Please bring your passport, medical records and scans, and all the medications to your first visit.
  • Please fast (no food, no drink) after midnight the day before and come to our centre at 0830 hours.You need to undergo blood test, urine test, CT scan of the chest and abdomen, or bone scan/PET scan for patients with cancer.
  • You will meet the transplant team doctor when your tests reports are ready.
  • The purpose of the initial evaluation is to determined the severity of your liver disease and whether liver transplant is the best treatment option for you.
  • If it confirmed that you do need a liver transplant, further evaluation may be scheduled depending on the urgency of your case in order to determine whether the liver transplant can be done and it is likely to succeed.

    It is important to discuss with your family and identify the potential donor before you come for your first appointment for those who need a transplant urgently. The potential donor may have some initial tests done in your home country, so that the chance of being a suitable donor is high when he or she finally comes with you for further pre-transplant evaluation at our centre. You may send the initial tests reports of your potential donor by email and the transplant coordinator will advise you if the test results are acceptable.