33. Infectious Disease Evaluation of the Potential Organ Donor

  1. Deepali Kumar MD, MSc, FRCPC and
  2. Atul Humar MD, MSc, FRCPC
  1. Staci A. Fischer MD, FACP, FIDSA1,2

Published Online: 5 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444397949.ch33

The AST Handbook of Transplant Infections

The AST Handbook of Transplant Infections

How to Cite

Fischer, S. A. (2011) Infectious Disease Evaluation of the Potential Organ Donor, in The AST Handbook of Transplant Infections (eds D. Kumar and A. Humar), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444397949.ch33

Editor Information

  1. Transplant Infectious Diseases, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

  2. 2

    Transplant Infectious Diseases, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 13 MAY 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470658277

Online ISBN: 9781444397949

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Keywords:

  • donor issues - infectious disease evaluation of potential organ donor;
  • routine screening of donors;
  • cytomegalovirus (CMV) immunoglobulin G (IgG);
  • human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibody;
  • human T-cell lymphotrophic virus (HTLV)-I/II antibody;
  • optional donor testing;
  • Brucella serology - in donors from endemic areas;
  • clues to presence of infection - in deceased organ donor;
  • screening of potential living donor;
  • screening for latent tuberculosis - with purified protein derivative (PPD) testing, or interferongamma release assays in donors

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Routine screening of all donors

  • Optional donor testing

  • Additional considerations in the deceased donor

  • Clues to the presence of infection in the deceased organ donor

  • Screening of the potential living donor

  • Resources