Testing Prior to Your Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant

Contact Information

(608) 265-1700 (clinic)

The Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant program at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin has served adult patients since 1981 and pediatric patients since 1982.


If a matched donor is found for your transplant, you will have one to two days of testing before transplant, called the pre-transplant evaluation. The tests will be set up by your transplant coordinator.


UW Health bone marrow transplant patient in labTests will include:

  • Blood and urine testing
  • CAT scans
  • Heart and lung tests
  • A bone marrow biopsy and possibly a lumbar puncture
  • An evaluation of your mental health

These tests are done to see whether you are physically and mentally ready for transplant. You will not be admitted to the hospital for the tests. These tests are done as an outpatient.


The results of your pre-transplant evaluation will take a few days to be reported and reviewed by your transplant doctor. The results are also sent to your health insurance company for review prior to approval of transplant coverage.