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What blood tests will I have before a liver transplant?

Typically, you will have blood drawn to confirm your blood type, evaluate serum chemistries, screen for clotting factors and hepatitis, and conduct viral studies. If you are being evaluated for liver transplantation, you must consent to testing for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). This government-mandated testing is performed by all transplant centers; your results are confidential and will not be released without your permission.

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