Reply To: Busulfan Labs

  • Lee-Anne Pires

    Member
    April 3, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    ​Time points? (i.e. pre / post infusion for how many blood draws) – We do Q24h busulfan and draw post at hour 3, 3.25, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 12
    Does the nurse draw from the opposite lumen Busulfan infused? – Yes
    Do you send the specimens to lab on ice? – No.  Our in house lab runs the levels.  We can also use the micro containers for the levels as long as the same size container is used for each blood draw.

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    Lee-Anne Pires RN MSN CPHON
    Clinical Nurse Specialist
    Haematology/Oncology/BMT/CT
    The Hospital for Sick Children | 555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G 1X8
    Phone: (416) 813-8799
    E-mail: lee-anne.pires@sickkids.ca
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 03-12-2019 12:33 PM
    From: Stephanie Davis
    Subject: Busulfan Labs

    Hi all,

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

    • Time points? (i.e. pre / post infusion for how many blood draws)
    • Does the nurse draw from the opposite lumen Busulfan infused?
    • Do you send the specimens to lab on ice?

    Thank you! Best regards,
    Stephanie

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    Stephanie Davis, BSN RN CPHON
    BMT Clinical Educator
    Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
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