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What does it mean to have 3/6 genetics markers when getting test results for being a kidney donor?
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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