For the first month following transplant you will have your labs drawn twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays. The table below shows a normal lab schedule for a liver transplant patient.
|Months Post Transplant||Lab Schedule|
|1||Monday & Thursday|
|7-12||Every other Monday|
|> 1 year||1st Monday of Every month|
Liver rejection is usually diagnosed by looking at the liver function tests. Your doctor may suspect that you have rejection if any of these numbers are increased from the normal range. This could be confirmed by a liver biopsy.