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Living Kidney Donation

Other Tests

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Tests for all potential donors


Other tests that may be needed:

Mantoux Test/TB You may need to have a Mantoux test at your local public health centre. This is a skin test to see if you’ve ever been exposed to Tuberculosis (TB). A small amount of liquid (0.1ml) is injected under the skin on your arm. You’ll need to have the injection site checked 2 to 3 days later to get the results.
Pregnancy Test Women of childbearing age will need a pregnancy test before surgery. Surgery won’t be done if a donor is pregnant.
Mammogram Women over 50 years old will need to have had a mammogram in the last 2 years. Any woman with a family history of breast cancer may be asked to get another mammogram even if the next screening mammogram isn’t due yet.
Pap Test Women will need to have a Pap Test according to current screening guidelines.​
Prostate Screening Test (PSA) Men over 50 years old must have had this test done in the last 2 years. Any man with a family history of prostate cancer may be asked to have a PSA even if he’s not 50 years old yet.
FIT (Fecal Immunochemical Test)/Stool Testing Everyone over 50 years old must have this screening test for bowel cancer. Anyone with a family history may be asked to have a FIT even if they’re not 50 years old.
ECG (Electrocardiogram) An ECG records the electrical activity of your heart. The lab technician places sticky electrodes on your chest to get the recording. This test only takes a few minutes.
Cardiology Depending on the results of your ECG, you may be asked to have specialized heart tests or see a heart specialist (cardiologist). Donors over 50 years old often need to see a heart specialist.
Ultrasound This test uses high frequency sound waves to get living images from inside your body. This test is not done with all living donor programs. ​​​

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