Blood and marrow transplant testsBBlood and marrow transplant testsBlood and marrow transplant testsEnglishHaematology;Immunology;OncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyImmune systemTestsAdult (19+)NA2010-01-06T05:00:00ZJohn Doyle, MD, FRCPC, FAAPChristine Armstrong, RN, MScN, NP Peds8.0000000000000063.0000000000000302.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about the medical tests your child takes after a blood and marrow transplant.</p><p>After your child's blood and marrow transplant (BMT), he will undergo several tests. These will be part of your child's daily routine.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>After the blood and marrow transplant, your child's vital signs and weight will be monitored closely and blood work will be done daily.</li><li>Children with immune deficiencies will also undergo immune tests to measure the amount of lymphocytes they have and how well the lymphocytes function.</li></ul>
Les tests médicaux après une greffe de sang et de moelle osseuseLLes tests médicaux après une greffe de sang et de moelle osseuseBlood and marrow transplant testsFrenchHaematology;Immunology;OncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyImmune systemTestsAdult (19+)NA2010-01-06T05:00:00ZJohn Doyle, MD, FRCPC, FAAPChristine Armstrong, RN, MScN, NP Peds8.0000000000000063.0000000000000302.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Apprendrez davantage sur les tests médicaux que subira votre enfant après une greffe de sang et de moelle osseuse.</p><p>Après la greffe de sang et de moelle osseuse (GSM), votre enfant subira plusieurs tests. Ils feront partie de la journée type de votre enfant.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Une fois la greffe de sang et de moelle osseuse terminée, les signes vitaux et le poids de votre enfant seront surveillés de près et des prises de sang seront faites tous les jours.</li> <li>Tout enfant atteint d’immunodéficience doit aussi subir des tests immunologiques pour mesurer la quantité de lymphocytes présents dans son sang et leur efficacité.</li></ul>

 

 

Blood and marrow transplant tests1540.00000000000Blood and marrow transplant testsBlood and marrow transplant testsBEnglishHaematology;Immunology;OncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyImmune systemTestsAdult (19+)NA2010-01-06T05:00:00ZJohn Doyle, MD, FRCPC, FAAPChristine Armstrong, RN, MScN, NP Peds8.0000000000000063.0000000000000302.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about the medical tests your child takes after a blood and marrow transplant.</p><p>After your child's blood and marrow transplant (BMT), he will undergo several tests. These will be part of your child's daily routine.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>After the blood and marrow transplant, your child's vital signs and weight will be monitored closely and blood work will be done daily.</li><li>Children with immune deficiencies will also undergo immune tests to measure the amount of lymphocytes they have and how well the lymphocytes function.</li></ul><h2>Vital signs</h2> <p>The doctor will have to check your child’s most basic body functions, called vital signs. This includes checking your child’s: </p> <ul> <li>heart rate</li> <li>blood pressure</li> <li>body temperature</li> <li>breathing rate</li></ul> <h3>How often will your child’s vital signs be checked?</h3> <p>Usually, the doctor checks your child’s vital signs about every four hours. </p> <h2>Weight</h2> <p>After the transplant, your child retains a lot of fluid that can interfere with their breathing and the way their heart functions. Monitoring your child’s weight is an easy way to see if your child is retaining any fluid. It also helps to track your child’s nutritional status. </p> <p>The nurse will weigh your child at least once a day, often in the morning.</p> <h2>Blood work</h2> <p>Your child’s nurse will draw blood from your child’s central venous line, every day, usually in the early morning. The transplant team needs to look at the results early and decide about any treatments your child may need that day.</p> <h3>Immune Tests</h3> <p>Children with immune deficiencies usually have very low white blood cells, called lymphocytes, which fight against infection. Since the transplant procedure itself weakens the child’s immune system, children with immune deficiencies need to be monitored closely.</p> <p>Your child’s immunologist will check your child’s immune system by testing their blood to look for:</p> <ul> <li>the amount of lymphocytes your child has</li> <li>how well the lymphocytes function.</li></ul> <p>Generally, the amount of lymphocytes will eventually increase after a successful transplant.</p> <p>However, doctors will start the immune tests once your child stops taking medicines to prevent an immune complication called graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). All children take medicines to lower the risk of developing GVHD. Doctors will begin immune tests once this preventative measure is weaned off.</p>Blood and marrow transplant tests

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