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At your child's pre-kidney transplant exam, he or she will need many tests.
These tests will let the transplant team learn about your child's:
Your child's testing may differ from others since each child's medical history is unique.
Some tests your child may need — and why — include:
Your transplant team will thoroughly assess your child's health, checking them from head to toe.
We take blood for many reasons.
Blood tests help us:
Many children with kidney disease have other health issues that are causing the kidneys to fail.
Your child may need imaging tests such as ultrasounds and x-rays.
Imaging tests check inside the body for any other conditions the transplant team should be aware of. They can also find good blood vessels where the surgeon can attach your child's transplanted kidney.
Preparing for a kidney transplant is a stressful time for you and your child.
Our team will make sure you're both ready for the challenges the transplant journey can bring.
After your pre-kidney transplant visit, your child will have more tests as needed until the surgery.
If you have questions, concerns, or unexpected needs about your child's kidney transplant, contact our team at 412-692-5182.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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