pre dialysis blood samplingis the best practice to collect blood sample if patient has a central venous catheter for dialysis : 1) The CVC or 2) the arterial port in the hemodialysis circuit?
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- Answered 26 Nov 2019 Conflict of interest declaration: None We have found some guidelines that seem to answer your question... 1) Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital (UK) "Blood Sampling on Haemodialysis Patients" 2) National Kidney Foundation (USA) "Hemodialysis Adequacy, Peritoneal Dialysis Adequacy, Vascular Access" 3) BC Provincial Renal Agency (Canada) "Urea Testing Pre & Post Hemodialysis" References 1) https://www.thinkkidneys.nhs.uk/kquip/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2017/12/Blood-Sampling-on-HD-patients-March-2012.pdf 2) http://kidneyfoundation.cachefly.net/professionals/KDOQI/guideline_upHD_PD_VA/hd_guide3.htm 3) http://www.bcrenalagency.ca/resource-gallery/Documents/Urea%20Testing%20Pre%20and%20Post%20Hemodialysis.pdf
- Answered 26 Nov 2019 Conflict of interest declaration: None Thanks Jon - I had already seen these, they are the closest I have got but don't answer the question sadly! Many thanks for looking though. I'm going to try writing to the authors of the latest guidelines, which say that the section on sampling is elsewhere (but don't say where...)