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A patient with a diagnosis of renal failure is being treated with epoetin alfa (Epogen). Frequent assessment of which of the following laboratory values should be prioritized before and during treatment?
A)AST
B)C-reactive protein
C)CBC
D)ALT
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Abrams' Clinical Drug Therapy: Rationales for Nursing Practice
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With the use of hematopoietic and immunostimulant drugs, a CBC with WBC differential and platelet count should be done before and during treatment to monitor response and prevent avoidable adverse reactions. It is less imperative to monitor liver enzymes or CRP levels.

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