Services & Facilities
- On-site hematopathology laboratory
- Bone marrow aspiration clinic
- Fast Track Clinic
- Access to innovative clinical trials of new leukemia treatments
Fast Track Clinic
Fast Track is a special clinic designed to review laboratory results with patients receiving chemotherapy, or who have low blood counts because of their disease.
You will be seen by a physician assistant and/or nurse practitioner. A limited physical examination will be performed with emphasis on the mouth, heart, lungs and extremities. The clinician will review and interpret your laboratory data. Diagnostic tests, blood products and electrolyte replacement may be ordered. Minor medical problems related to leukemia or chemotherapy (i.e., nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, mouth sores) will be treated.
Due to time constraints, we will not be able to discuss disease processes, prognosis, treatment plans, protocols or major medical problems other than leukemia. We will check your current schedule. Future scheduling and questions about the above issues should be discussed with your primary leukemia physician.
What to Expect in the Fast Track Clinic
After your blood is drawn on the 8th floor, it takes about one to one-and-a-half hours to obtain the lab results. If there are many patients waiting, this time will increase.
If you think you may require a blood transfusion, it is important to have blood drawn early in the morning to ensure a slot in the transfusion unit (TU). Space is limited because many of our patients are transfusion-dependent. The TU is a designated area for leukemia patients to receive blood products and chemotherapy. It is located in the Mays Clinic Building (ACB), floor 8, near Elevator T. Get Directions
MD Anderson Resources
- Leukemia Department
- Leukemia clinical trials
- Clinical Research Center for Myeloproliferative Neoplasia
- Leukemia SPORE