Post-Transplant Testing Program

Are you a recipient of a kidney transplant within the last ten years? Talk to your doctor about the option for a cell-free DNA test and if this is right for you. The American Kidney Fund is providing assistance to cover innovative new blood tests that offer ongoing tracking of the health of a transplanted kidney to look for kidney injury or rejection without the need for a kidney biopsy. 

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Are you a recipient of a kidney transplant within the last 10 years? Talk to your doctor about the option for a cell-free DNA test and if this is right for you. AKF is helping to cover innovative new blood tests that offer ongoing tracking of the health of a transplanted kidney to look for kidney injury or rejection without the need for a kidney biopsy. The tests are accurate and can be done every few months, giving your transplant team a good way to monitor your transplant in the long term.

Grants are available four times a year with a maximum of $1,200 total. Patients receive grants as a direct deposit or physical check.

Eligibility requirements

  • You must be no more than 10 years post-transplant.
  • You must have an annual income of no more than 500% of the Federal Poverty Level. 
  • You must show that you have out-of-pocket expenses associated with the blood test.

How to apply

AKF manages its grant application process through the online Grants Management System (GMS). The patient, designated caregiver or renal professional must submit all grant requests online through GMS.

Click here to learn how to create/reactivate GMS accounts.