Here is My Question:
Do you need to get labs before each Ocrevus infusion?
Labs obtained before Ocrelizumab infusions vary from clinician to clinician. All clinicians obtain a hepatitis B profile (some also obtain Hep C, HIV and TB testing) before starting treatment and usually basic labs (CBC with differential and complete metabolic profile). Some also obtain a baseline B cell count (less commonly an entire B cell subset analysis) and Immunoglobulin levels before starting treatment.
After treatment with Ocrevus has started, some clinicians only obtain a CBC with differential before each subsequent infusion, while others check Immunoglobulin and B cell levels.
Revere P (Rip) Kinkel, MDProfessor of Neurosciences
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
University of California San Diego
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