(This is AZT.) Hemoglobin value must be above 5 (gm/dL), granulocyte count, neutrophil count must be above 750 (cells/mL), plasma HIV RNA level and CD4 T-cell count. (P 1092, 1126, 1127.)
73. The nurse is caring for a patient who is HIV positive and is taking zidovudine (Retrovir). Before administering the medication, the nurse should monitor which laboratory values?