Question 52: Was splenic function assessed?
Evaluation of splenic tissue may be necessary to determine the extent of the recipient’s disease. Splenic assessments include the following:
- Complete RBC: Also called an erythrocyte count, this assessment is used to determine how many red blood cells are present. A test included in a CBC.
- Pitted RBC score: As red blood cells (RBC) age, membrane vacuoles (“pits”) occur. Pitted RBCs may be listed on laboratory reports as a “PIT count.”
- Splenic scan: Radionuclide spleen scans (liver-spleen scans) are nuclear scan utilizing a radioactive tracer substance that is administered intravenously. The tracer collects in large amounts and shows as bright spots on imaging results. One of the most common methods used is single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT / CT).
Indicate Yes if splenic function was assessed by a complete RBC, pitted RBC score, or splenic scan at any time between diagnosis and the start of the preparative regimen / infusion.
If splenic function was not assessed or no information is available to determine if splenic function was assessed at any time between diagnosis and the start of the preparative regimen / infusion, select No or Unknown, respectively and go to question 57. Unknown should be used sparingly.
Report Not applicable if the recipient had a prior splenectomy or was born without a spleen (congenital asplenia) and go to question 57.
Questions 53 – 56: Select which splenic tests was completed
Indicate which splenic test (completed RBC, pitted RBC score, and/or splenic scan) was completed.
If the assessment was performed multiple times prior to the start of the preparative regimen / infusion, report the most recent results.
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