Provides subcutaneous immunoglobulin antibody replacement therapy for individuals with primary or secondary immune deficiency.

Made from human plasma, subcutaneous immunoglobulin is injected under the skin and slowly absorbed into the blood. After receiving training from a health care professional, subcutaneous immunoglobulin infusions are self-administered by the patient in their own home. Patients maintain ongoing contact with the subcutaneous immunoglobulin nurse to monitor their progress and in case complications arise.

Access

Eligibility

Patients must have a confirmed diagnosis involving primary or secondary immune deficiency. The patient or caregiver who will be infusing the patient must be capable of being trained to administer subcutaneous immunoglobulin safely and accurately in the home setting. subcutaneous immunoglobulin is a blood product with associated risks, and the patient or guardian must provide written informed consent to subcutaneous immunoglobulin home infusion.

The patient or guardian must also agree in writing to complete and submit infusion logs. Finally, the patient must have access to a working telephone, and to rapidly available emergency assistance, if needed.  

For patients aged 3 and over.

 

Referral

A referral is required for this service.

Location(s) offering this service

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Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre
9750 140th Street
Surrey