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UC Davis Transplant Center

UC Davis Transplant Center

Cross-Match Testing

The crossmatch test is a very important part of the living donor work-up and is repeated again just before the transplant surgery. Blood from the donor and recipient are mixed. If the recipient’s cells attack and kill the donor cells, the crossmatch is considered positive. This means the recipient has antibodies “against” the donor’s cells. If the crossmatch is negative, the pair is considered compatible.

 

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