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Confused on pre-accutane labs

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I have moderate cystic acne but because my body failed to respond to all of the oral antibiotics I've been prescribed my dermatologist felt it was time to start accutane.

I met with him today, got the papers, booklet, etc etc.

What I'm confused on is the initial lab work.

He told me to go take a urine pregnancy test today and then complete a blood panel 3-4 weeks after that which would then become a standing order. When I was reading in the book it said that your 7 day window starts from the date of your last lab. I scheduled the lab (first blood draw) for the week before the doctors visit (in theory so he would have it before our visit)when he will actually prescribe it but I'm concerned that if I do it prior that will take up my 7 days. Does the 7 day rule apply to the first dose? Would it be better to schedule the lab a day or two before the appointment instead of a week?

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