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A phlebotomist is a person who has received special training in drawing blood from the circulatory system of a person. This can either be done in a hospital or clinic setting or in a home, office or school setting. One may wonder how blood samples are collected outside a hospital setting. This leads to defining what mobile phlebotomy services are.
Mobile phlebotomy services are used when an individual needs a sample of their blood, but are unable to get to the hospital. The phlebotomist makes a house or office visit to the client, draws the blood sample and transports it back to the laboratory for analysis.
In essence, if a person cannot make it to the phlebotomist, the phlebotomist goes to the person. There are several people who benefit from such an arrangement. This includes people who are restricted to the home for instance the aged, those who are physically challenged or those who have severe illnesses. People in the latter group include those with pulmonary edema or those with severe iron deficiency.
Mobile phlebotomy services come in handy for places like nursing homes or care centers which may find it difficult to get people to hospitals for blood tests. Individuals who need regular blood testing, like diabetics or cancer patients, may find frequent hospital visits tiresome and would call for a mobile phlebotomist. There are also individuals who have busy schedules, those who have trouble getting transportation to hospitals or those who simply want to have specimens collected in the privacy of their homes. All these are perfect clients for mobile phlebotomy.
Mobile phlebotomy services include; collecting of blood samples from individuals. This has to be carefully done in a hygienic environment and all equipment used has to be sterile. Identification and labeling of the samples collected are handled following strict HIPPA Compliance Measures.
Our mobile phlebotomists perform body measurement tests, including: blood pressure, height, weight, and heart rate.