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Is there a shot or an i.V. Involved when doing a blood type?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
8 doctors agree
In brief: No
Just a needle prick to get blood sample.

In brief: No
Just a needle prick to get blood sample.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Blood typing
A shot or IV involves injecting something into one's body, like a medication or vaccine in the case of a shot, or, usually some type of fluid in the case of an iv.
Having blood drawn for a lab test is quite different, an involves a needle stick in one's vein accompanied by blood being taken and gently sucked into a small tube which contains a slight vacuum to facilitate the test.

In brief: Blood typing
A shot or IV involves injecting something into one's body, like a medication or vaccine in the case of a shot, or, usually some type of fluid in the case of an iv.
Having blood drawn for a lab test is quite different, an involves a needle stick in one's vein accompanied by blood being taken and gently sucked into a small tube which contains a slight vacuum to facilitate the test.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Blood sample
Blood is typed by sending a sample to the laboratory.
It is obtained by either a blood sampling (needle stick - tiny) or a pin prick to the finger. The discomfort is trivial and if you need the information it is well worth it.

In brief: Blood sample
Blood is typed by sending a sample to the laboratory.
It is obtained by either a blood sampling (needle stick - tiny) or a pin prick to the finger. The discomfort is trivial and if you need the information it is well worth it.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Blood typing
No worries. None.

In brief: Blood typing
No worries. None.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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