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What does it mean to have 3 out of 6 genetics markers when getting test results as a kidney donor?
Variable: Hla antigens are a major factor that drives the rejection response to transplant organs. Matching refers to the number of hla antigens identified in recipients and donors; and how many are the same. Commonly six antigens; two for hla a, two for hla b, and two for hla dr are typed matched for kidney transplant. So a 3/6 match means half the hla antigens are the same. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more
What does it mean to have 3/6 genetics markers when getting test results for being a kidney donor?
That u r a 1/2 match: We each inherit one set of three human leukocyte antigens (hla) from each parent; thus, we each have 6 of these. The more hla matching between donor and recipient of the kidney, the closer the match, the less likely is rejection and less anti-rejection drugs need be used. The best match is 6/6, the worst is 0/6. A half match is 3/6 genetic markers=possible donor. Transplant team will decide. ...Read more
My mother is 42y and her pet report shows that she have got hypermetabolic lymph nodes.Actually she is a kidney donor can c donate her kidnry or not?
Doctors may want...: Doctors may want to evaluate a potential kidney donor to see why she has "hypermetabolic lymph nodes". If no serious medical problem is found, the doctors may feel more comfortable having her as a donor. ...Read more
No: Selling organs is illegal in the United States and in most other countries as well. ...Read more
Blood, Tissue match: Blood group and tissue match.Here are the websites for more information http://www.transplantliving.org/living-donation/being-a-living-donor/ and tissue match. http://www.unos.org/docs/living_donation.pdf. ...Read more
Nephrectomy: Firstly, u need to be tissue typed to see if you are a good match for the recipient, then u must be worked up to ensure that you have 2 healthy kidneys and can afford to lose one. The nephrectomy can be done by laparoscopic assist & removed via a small incision just lerge enough to remove kidney. About 2 days in hospital for pain management, then couple of weeks off. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcohol and kidney: The answer to your question is "yes". If you are healthy enough to donate a kidney, there are no special precautions you need to take before you donate it. ...Read more
Probably : Since your kidney is not involved with the immune process that defines your celiac disease, it is unlikely that that tag alone would disqualify you.(or your kidney) Donation is major surgery and tissue compatibility and basic health would play a larger role in this process. Offering to donate if they accept you would be a great sign of support for the prospective recipient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
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