FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Nov. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Transplant Genomics ("TGI"), the transplant rejection diagnostics company committed to improving organ transplant outcomes worldwide, announces that the American Journal of Transplantation ("AJT") has published "Donor-Derived Cell-Free DNA Detects Early Evidence of Graft Injury in Stable Liver Transplant Recipients," by Josh Levitsky, MD, MS. The article will appear in Volume 21, Issue 9 of AJT.
In this article, Dr. Levitsky, who serves as a scientific collaborator to TGI, assesses the utility of donor-derived cell-free DNA (dd-cfDNA) to diagnose graft injury in liver transplant recipients and as a predictive biomarker prior to different causes of graft dysfunction. Using samples available through the well-curated, prospectively collected Clinical Trials in Organ Transplantation-14 cohort to assess the role of the Viracor TRAC® Liver dd-cfDNA assay to detect graft injury and rejection, the study observed that the proportion of dd-cfDNA increases serially preceding elevation of liver function tests and clinically-evident graft dysfunction, and decreases serially following resolution of acute rejection.
Dr. Levitsky concluded that serial elevation of dd-cfDNA represents "a clear signal of early graft injury" in liver transplant recipients. This biomarker may help detect early signs of graft injury and rejection to inform the management of liver transplant recipients particularly in the context of IS minimization strategies.
To read Dr. Levitsky's article, please visit doi.org/10.1111/ajt.16835. To learn more about the Viracor TRAC Liver dd-cfDNA assay, please visit
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Eurofins Transplant Genomics, Inc. ("TGI") is a personalized diagnostics company committed to improving organ transplant outcomes worldwide through innovative tests that detect early signs of graft injury, differentiate among actionable causes, and enable the optimization of therapy. Working alongside the transplant community, TGI is commercializing a suite of tests enabling diagnoses and prediction of transplant recipient immune status. TGI was acquired by Eurofins in 2019.
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