Reply To: Busulfan Labs

  • Jill Shergold

    March 12, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    We have developed a worksheet for staff to follow that I am happy to share bu pharmacokinetics 
    But we do daily bu mostly with 8 time points post.
    We definitely draw from alternate linen, keep the samples on ice in the fridge.
    Feel free to email me if you think the work sheet would help
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    ——Original Message——

    Hi Stephanie. See answers below:

    I am curious as to how other institutions draw Busulfan Pk levels?

    • Time points? (i.e. pre / post infusion for how many blood draws). post only- follow the Seattle IV Q 6 Busulfan Pharmacokinetics Requisition.
    • Does the nurse draw from the opposite lumen Busulfan infused? yes
    • Do you send the specimens to lab on ice? yes

    Take care 🙂

    Audrey Hopper BSN, RN, CPN
    Stem Cell Transplant & CAR T-cell Therapy Clinical Nurse Coordinator
    Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
    Director, Indiana State Nurses Association