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MELD serum sodium policy changes

Published on: Wednesday, November 11, 2015

In January 2016, OPTN Policy 9.1 (MELD Score) was updated to include serum sodium as a factor in the calculation of the MELD score. This policy was approved by the OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors in June 2014.

Please note that some candidates whose MELD scores increase as a result of this policy will be subject to recertification of their lab values on a more frequent basis, as outlined in OPTN Policy 9.2.