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Tests before getting a Liver Transplant

There are some treatments available for curing liver diseases. Liver specialists put their greatest efforts in curing the liver diseases with medication only. In case this medication is not found suitable, then the liver specialist’s advice for a liver transplant.

There are many tests which the patient needs to go through. The test results decide that whether the patient needs a liver transplant or not. These three tests are-

  • Creatinine
  • Bilirubin
  • INR (International Normalized ratio)

Every patient giving these tests is given a score. This score is called as MELD (Model of End Liver Disease) in the case of adults. But in the case of kids, it is called as PELD (Pediatric End Stage Liver Disease). The patients who score the highest in these tests are preferred for liver transplant surgeries on high priorities.