Stem Cell Pre-Transplant Workup
The following are common tests, exams, and evaluations that typical occur during the pre-admission phase of the pediatric stem cell transplant process at Phoenix Children's Hospital.
These tests are determined for each child by their physician and stem cell transplant coordinator.
- Assesses hearing ability.
Bone Marrow Aspiration and/or Biopsy
- Evaluates the condition of the bone marrow.
Complete Blood Count (CBC)
- Determines the number of different kinds of blood cells in the child's body:
- White blood cells
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)
- Determines the level of salts and/or electrolytes in the blood. Also looks at organ functions.
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)
- Determines the presence of a previous exposure to this virus.
- Evaluates the mouth and teeth, and examines for potential sites of infection.
Electrocardiogram (EKG) and/or Echocardiogram (Echo)
- Evaluates the function of the heart.
Gynecological/Reproductive Health Assessment
- Evaluate and discusses issues of fertility (age appropriate).
- Evaluates intellectual, developmental and problem-solving abilities.
Pulmonary Function Test (PFT)
- Checks lung function.
Radiation Therapy Consult
- Determines the dose of radiation treatment.
- Performed to determine disease status. May include:
- Bone scan
Social Work Evaluation
- Evaluates the emotional status of the child's and family.
If you have any questions about the workup or any other part of the stem cell transplant process, please contact us.