What blood test results do we need to review

The blood results we require will almost always be included within the tests routinely carried out at either your treating hospital or your GP surgery. The drugs in the COC protocol (like all medicines) are processed in the liver or kidneys. To assure your safety, our clinicians will review the following list of blood tests and determine which drugs can be given to you, and in what dose.

Full blood count: 

  • Haemoglobin 
  • Neutrophils 
  • Platelet count 
  • Lymphocytes 
  • WCC (White cell count) 

Renal Profile/Urea and electrolytes (U&Es): 

  • eGFR 
  • Creatinine 
  • Urea 
  • K (Potassium) 
  • Na (Sodium) 

Liver Function: 

  • ALT (Alanine transaminase) and/or AST (Aspartate transaminase) 
  • GGT (Gamma-glutamyltransferase) 
  • Albumin 
  • Bilirubin 
  • ALP (Alkaline phosphatase) 

Please ensure that the laboratory reports you provide contain patient identifiable information with the minimum of patient full name, date of birth and the date of blood collection. The report must also clearly identify the processing laboratory and/or the hospital or GP surgery which requested the tests. 

For safe and accurate assessments to be made with this information we require copies to be whole pages which are clear and legible throughout.  In case you do not have a test scheduled within 4 – 6 weeks of your likely attendance at Care Oncology, or are experiencing difficulty organising one, please contact us for further advice.