Organs and tissues for transplantation are procured before and during autopsy. Tissues that can be donated at or after death include the eyes and various other tissues that remain viable for up to 24 hours: cornea (several days), heart valves, bones, tendons, fascia, veins, and arteries.
following Laboratory Tests are required for Transplanted Organs.
Laboratory Tests for Organ Transplants
Complete blood count (CBC), white blood cell count, creatinine, blood urea nitrogen, electrolytes, prothrombin time, partial thromboplastin time
Bilirubin (direct and indirect), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase
(AST), gammaglutamyl transpeptidase (GGT), alkaline phosphatase, lactate dehydrogenase
Glucose, amylase, lipase
Bilirubin (direct and indirect)
Arterial blood gases (ABGs), creatinine kinase (CK), CK-MB
Toxins that can be found in transplanted organs.
TOXIN ORGANS TRANSPLANTED
Acetaminophen Heart, cornea, kidney
Carbon monoxide Heart, liver, kidney, pancreas
Barbiturate Liver, heart, kidney
Cocaine Liver, kidney
Cyanide Cornea, skin, bone, heart, liver, kidney, pancreas
Benzodiazepines Kidney, heart, liver
Tricyclic antidepressants Kidney
Insulin Kidney, heart, pancreas (islet cells)
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