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Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
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Phlebotomy (Overview)

There is also terapeutic phlebotomy. When someone has too much iron, taking blood will help to bring their iron level down.


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What is phlebotomy?

What is phlebotomy?

Taking blood.: Phlebotomy is the process of taking blood from a vein. This can be done for blood testing or even to drain blood in patients who make too much blood. The speciality of Phlebology deals with vein treatment and vein related problems. ...Read more

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Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
159 doctors shared insights

Phlebotomy (Overview)

There is also terapeutic phlebotomy. When someone has too much iron, taking blood will help to bring their iron level down.


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What is a therapeutic phlebotomy?

What is a therapeutic phlebotomy?

Reduce Blood Count: In a disorder known as polycytemia vera, the body makes too many red blood cells which can lead to blood literally clogging up especially small blood vessels. A unit of blood will be withdrawn at some interval established by a physician letting the blood count drop/complications to lessen. Unfortunately the blood taken in this disorder has to be disgarded, not used for blood transfusions. ...Read more

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Is phlebotomy a good career choice?

Depends: Phlebology or blood drawing by itself is a way to earn income but I do not know its pay scale. It seems to me that a medical assistant would be a better choice because in addition to phlebology, you would be able to assist a nurse or physician in an office environment . This would give you more options in the work force. ...Read more

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How long do phlebotomy courses last?

How long do phlebotomy courses last?

Check local hospital: Most hospitals or community college districts have phlebotomy courses or check local labs. ...Read more

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Are phlebotomy license state specific?

Yes, check national : There are online courses, non-credit courses, some associated with emt training, and in each state it varies. It would be best to apply with a national organization: www.Nhanow.Com, www.Aspt.Org/phlebotomy.Html. ...Read more

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Please explain to me order of draw for phlebotomy?

Question not clear: Can you possible rephrase your question? I am not sure what information you are asking for. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: phlebotomy?

What is the definition or description of: phlebotomy?

Drawing blood: There is also terapeutic phlebotomy. When someone has too much iron, taking blood will help to bring their iron level down. ...Read more

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How long does it take to receive a phlebotomy license?

It depends: Some states have no licence for phlebotomy. Some do and require specific training . Check for your state. ...Read more

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Please point me to where i can volunteer or intern for phlebotomy experience in nyc?

Sorry dont know: unfortunately this is not a personal medical question i can answer. I would check with hospital labs and phlebotomy schools. ...Read more

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I had a phlebotomy a week and they took 200ml too much i felt awful ever since how long until i'm feeling better?

Sounds like they: Took about 1.67 units. Should rebound in another week or two. Delay the next procedure until you feel better and HGB is 12 or higher. ...Read more

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Can you advise me if having my phlebotomy license, good idea?

Sure: If you enjoy taking care of patients and contributing to their wellness...sure! There is plenty of need for phlebotomists. ...Read more

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My friend has hemochromatosis. He has never had therapeutic phlebotomy. What should he do?

My friend has hemochromatosis. He has never had therapeutic phlebotomy. What should he do?

Depends: Hi. Hemochromatosis can be a hereditary disease from mutations in the HFE gene, or it can be from transfusion dependency (e.g., for various alpha and beta- thalassemias). You can only treat the hereditary hemochromatosis with phlebotomy...you can't phlebotomize transfusion-dependant patients! Clarify what your friend has, and if he is in fact iron-overloaded. Phlebotomy is easy and very effective ...Read more

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Can dialysis technicians learn phlebotomy too?

Can dialysis technicians learn phlebotomy too?

Do you mean?: Do you mean phlebology, the diagnosis and treatment of vein disease or phlebotomy- vein drawing for lab work? If you mean the second, i'm sure there must be labs that would have that course or send you in the right direction. ...Read more

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How will phlebotomy affect me if I'm on anticoagulants?

How will phlebotomy affect me if I'm on anticoagulants?

More bruising: IF you are anticoagulants you may have more bruising after a blood draw. it may take a bit longer for it to stop bleeding , a few more seconds. However that is basically it .There may not be any difference in your experience with phlebotomy. ...Read more

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How can I acquire a california phlebotomy technician (cpt) certificate?

Visit website: Phlebotomy certification - state of california https://secure.Cps.Ca.Gov/cltreg/pt_certinfo.Aspimportant phlebotomy certification information printable version. California phlebotomy technician certification application. Application ... [. ...Read more