What tests are required before getting a liver transplant?

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The evaluation for a liver transplant is very through. Typically, patients must see a liver specialist, transplant surgeon, nurse educator, social worker, psychiatrist, financial counselor. Testing includes blood tests, heart and lung evaluation, CT or MRI of the liver and cancer screening. These test are aimed to ensure complications after liver transplant are minimized.

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