Tissue Typing in Liver Transplant

What is Tissue Typing? And is it required for Liver Transplant?

Tissue typing means identifying six codes present in an individual’s tissue and matching compatibility with donor. These codes (HLA Human Leukocyte Antigens) are based on genetic make up of an individual. Blood test identifies and matches these codes between donor and recipient. Unlike Kidney Transplant tissue typing is not required for liver transplant.
However HLA typing may be required to prove relationship between the patient and the donor according to Human Organ Transplant Act (HOTA) in case of LDLT.

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