Past Funded Research Project – Transplant Immunology 

Validation of a Novel Non-Invasive Assay for the Detection of Heart Rejection

Primary Investigators: Dr. Steven Greenway, MD

Institution: University of Calgary

Funding began in 2016.

This study was funded in 2016, with a focus on the cellfree DNA (DNA floating in the bloodstream) from both the donor and recipient. This study looks at a testing strategy, or assay, to find this floating DNA in the blood and correlate levels of donor DNA with rejection. This could lead to the use of a blood test, as simple as a finger prick, to predict heart failure and rejection. This would be less invasive and pose less risk than a biopsy, again improving the quality of life for transplant recipients.


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