I have a question regarding lab work post dialysis. Is it okay to draw a CBC with diff after a patient has dialysis? If it is drawn about 45 min after dialysis?
Oct 20, '17
Nope - no labs should be considered "accurate" after dialysis unless they are specifically drawn as post-dialysis labs.
CBC will be hemo-concentrated as pt is (hopefully) euvolemic.
Need to draw most labs pre-dialysis. 45 minutes post dialysis is not enough time to draw for accuracy.
Our nephrologists always stated to wait at least 4 hours after a treatment, and that was only if it was truly necessary.
Need to specify acute or chronic. In the hospital labs can be drawn 2 hours after the end of treatment.
An Australian study that claims accurate labs can be drawn one hour after treatment.
Preparation for surgery: Optimal time for blood collection following haemodialysis (PDF Download Available)
Last edit by Chisca on Feb 5
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