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11-19-2018, 06:39 PM   #1
xmdmom
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Remicade - lab test frequency? (adults)

I am wondering how often you get blood work while on maintenance Remicade and in remission. If you know what your doctor checks, I'd be interested to know that too!
- mom of an adult with Crohn's
11-19-2018, 10:18 PM   #2
Dyana
 
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My doctor never orders tests. Once a year I have an appointment. I really think testing should be done.
11-19-2018, 10:24 PM   #3
aypues
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Every time I go in for an infusion (4 week interval) they will draw blood right beforehand for labs. Regular tests include CBC and liver panel. Sometime she monitors ferritin/iron, crp, etc too.
11-20-2018, 11:58 AM   #4
Lisa
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I get bloods drawn every other infusion - so every 4 months. I've been in remission for a while, if there are issues with any bloodwork it would get done more frequently.

I get a full CBC, liver panel, and others. I also get B and D vitamins checked but not every draw.
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11-21-2018, 11:27 PM   #5
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My son is 12. He gets remicade every 8 weeks and labs with every infusion...CBC, chemistry panel, sed rate, and Crp.
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Dx. Crohn's 9/2016 (age 9)
Dx. Juvenile Spondyloarthritis 9/2017 (age 10)

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