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Kidney Transplant program

Transplant wait list

For patients on the transplant wait list, it is extremely important to send a serum sample for antibody screening (PRA) every three months. This should be done from the dialysis centre. A missed sample means the patient will be omitted from crossmatching and will not be considered for transplant in the subsequent three months.

The times for drawing samples are:

  • January 1 - 15
  • April 1 - 15
  • July 1 - 15
  • October 1 - 15

Please send (1) 10 mL red top tube within five working days of blood collection to:

University Health Network Regional Histocompatibility Lab
#3-301 67 College St.
Toronto, ON M5G 2M1

Please label each sample with the following information:

  • Patient name
  • TGLN #
  • Transplant hospital: St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Blood type
  • Date sample collected