CELL-FREE DNA IN KIDNEY TRANSPLANT REJECTION

Grant number: 1114931 | Funding period: 2016 - 2017

Completed

Abstract

20% of transplanted kidneys undergo rejection. This can permanently damage or destroy the transplant. Presently, rejection is identified when the kidney function deteriorates. This can occur late after rejection has started. To confirm the diagnosis of rejection, an invasive biopsy associated with discomfort and risks is required. This study will evaluate the use of a simpler blood test to monitor for rejection, allowing earlier and safer identification and treatment.

University of Melbourne Researchers