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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Instructions for Nursing Staff


Preparation and Instructions for Nursing Staff Caring For Apheresis Patients

Call 703-776-2610 to inform apheresis nurse about patient’s medications (e.g. ACE inhibitors or anti-rejection medication).

Allow patient to eat and drink before scheduled procedure*.
* Exception: patients scheduled for central line placement

Please draw a CBC, BMP, Ionized Calcium (gold top tube), Fibrinogen and type and screen (for new patients) with morning labs on the day of scheduled apheresis procedure.

The apheresis team highly recommends scheduling apheresis treatment first prior to same-day dialysis treatments (if applicable).