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).