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Can you get a blood infection from a blood test?

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In brief: Very unlikely

The phlebotomist (person drawing the blood), will clean the area thoroughly with alcohol or iodine -- so the chance of an infection is really really low.

In brief: Very unlikely

The phlebotomist (person drawing the blood), will clean the area thoroughly with alcohol or iodine -- so the chance of an infection is really really low.
Dr. Lester Thompson
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Very very rare

If the person drawing blood does not take usual precautions for preparing skin and wahsing hands, micro-organisms present on the skin may get introduced into the blood stream. I have not heard this happen in 40 years.

In brief: Very very rare

If the person drawing blood does not take usual precautions for preparing skin and wahsing hands, micro-organisms present on the skin may get introduced into the blood stream. I have not heard this happen in 40 years.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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