Why do I need to have pre-transplant evaluation tests?

Your pre-transplant evaluation includes a variety of medical tests that provide complete information about your overall health. The medical tests help the Lung Transplant Team identify any potential problems before the transplant surgery and avoid potential complications after the surgery.

Although each patient does not have the same tests, most of the tests included in this handout are common for all lung transplant patients. The tests required before the transplant are usually done on an outpatient basis and can be performed at your referring doctor’s office or at Cleveland Clinic. Your transplant coordinator will help arrange these tests for you. Please ask your transplant coordinator any questions you have about the tests you will need.