Last reply 7 months ago
Blood tests

I was getting my flu jab today and nurse noticed a message left from ms nurse to get full bloods and kidney function tests. I have been on tecfidera since May and have had my bloods tested every 8 weeks. Anyone know why they might have requested i get these done?

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7 months ago

Halloween? Sorry I can’t be of more help

7 months ago

Hi @auds75 and welcome.

I wouldn’t read anything into this, it might have been an old note. Why not give your MS Nurse a call to ease your mind?

7 months ago

@auds75 it’s just routine, keeping an eye on your immune system and liver and kidney function, as the Tecfidera can in rare cases cause reduced function of the body filtration systems. I’ve been on Tecfidera since February this year and I was told at my 6 months checkup that I need to take a urine sample every time I have an MS Clinic appointment for this reason. My bloods are done every 3 months routinely.

Don’t worry, that’ll be all it is, so they can tick the box to say that they’ve been checked! 🤗🤔

7 months ago

Thanks stumbler and vivien, that reassuring. ☺

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