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My doctor ordered an ANCA serum test, the lab did an phlebotomy test, are they the same?

My doctor ordered an ANCA serum test, the lab did an phlebotomy test, are they the same?

No: Phlebotomy is just the process of collecting blood. ANCA is a test for a particular type of antibody. The phlebotomist collects blood and a laboratory technologist will perform the test in a laboratory. ...Read more

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Phlebotomy (Definition)

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


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I didn't see phlebotomy change the needle before she started. Would it have came out on the aids test if she didn't change the needle than and there?

I didn't see phlebotomy change the needle before she started. Would it have came out on the aids test if she didn't change the needle than and there?

What are you asking?: You won't see the needle being changed. The phlebotomist attaches it to the tube holder before approaching you. In the developed world, a phlebotomist caught re-using a needle would never work in health care again. If you thought there was a problem, why didn't you ask? It's your right -- you could have been shown that the needle was good. ...Read more

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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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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 A unit of blood will be withdrawn at some interval established by a physician letting the blood count drop/complications to lessen.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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