Kidney Transplant (cont.)
Kidney Transplantation Follow-up
The patient must keep follow-up appointments with his or her transplant team to monitor for signs of rejection.
- The patient will have regular blood and urine tests to detect any signs of organ failure. One or more ultrasounds of the graft kidney may be done to see if there are structural abnormalities suggesting rejection.
- An arteriogram or nuclear medicine scan may be needed to confirm that blood is flowing to the transplanted kidney.
Medically reviewed by Michael Wolff, MD; American Board of Urology
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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/3/2015
Michael B McDonnell, MD, Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Southern California
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