PEP Tips: Baseline Testing

PEP SyringePEP Tips: Baseline Testing

If the exposed patient decides to take PEP medications, the CDC recommends a complete blood count (CBC) and renal and hepatic function tests at baseline and two weeks into treatment.

Reference: Updated US Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis, 2013.

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