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Sunday 27 March 2022

Cancer and Oncology Q 40

A with tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) is taking Zyloprim (allopurinol). Which laboratory value should the nurse monitor to determine the effectiveness of the medication?
    A. Blood urea nitrogen (BUN)
    B. Serum phosphate
    C. Serum potassium
    D. Uric acid level

Correct Answer: D. Uric acid level

Option D: Allopurinol is used to decrease uric acid levels so a monitoring of serum uric acid is essential.

Options A, B, and C: UN, potassium, and phosphate levels are also increased in TLS but are not affected by allopurinol therapy.

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