What is a chimerism test?

Also known as: engraftment analysis

A chimerism test is a genetic blood test that is performed after a patient receives a hematopoietic stem cell transplant. This test essentially determines how well the patient is accepting the transplant by analyzing the genetic viability of the donor’s and patient’s genetic material. If a patient is having problems related to the stem cell transplant, the results of the chimerism test can yield clues to the problem and potentially help health care providers find the solution.

Reviewed by: Dr. Kamar Godder

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