PHLEBOTOMY

Detect illnesses or diseases by having your blood tested. With phlebotomy, you'll also acquire a healthier body by cleansing out the toxins and impurities in your blood.

What is Phlebotomy?

Phlebotomy is the process of using a needle to draw blood from the vein. Also known as venipuncture, it's an important procedure for diagnosing illnesses. The blood drawn can be used for several reasons such as testing, transfusion, or donation.

On some occasions, blood is drawn for treating certain medical conditions. This procedure is called "therapeutic phlebotomy". Its purpose is to remove excess or odd-shaped red blood cells and excess iron in the blood.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING PHLEBOTOMY?

There's nothing much for a patient to do during phlebotomy. However, there's a lot of behind-the-scenes duties for the phlebotomist.

For the patient, some tests may require you to fast hours before the scheduled session. Your physician should give you instructions beforehand.

The procedure can be done while you're sitting or lying down. You'll then be asked to make a fist with your hand, and a tourniquet will be tied around your upper arm. This will make your veins more apparent, making it easier to insert the needle in the right place.

You may feel a small sting when the needle goes into your arm. Your blood will be drawn through a needle, into a small tube, and eventually to a test tube or a bag. For a test, it will usually take 2-3 minutes to draw enough blood.

The needle will be removed when the phlebotomist obtained the necessary amount of blood for testing. They will then remove the tourniquet and bandage the area. You may be asked to press down on the gauze for a few minutes until the bleeding stops.

WHAT'S EXPECTED FROM A PHLEBOTOMIST?

For the phlebotomists, it's important to correctly identify the patient. If they get the wrong person on the wrong blood sample, this may throw off data drastically which may cause a lot of problems along the line.

Once identity is confirmed, the phlebotomist must understand the purpose of the blood draw so they take only the necessary amount of blood.

Phlebotomists are expected to be friendly, approachable, and sympathetic. Some people become weak at the sight of blood, and it's the phlebotomist's responsibility to handle these situations well.

When blood has been drawn, the phlebotomist must correctly label the samples. They also have to ensure that the right tests are done so that the results will be accurate.

BENEFITS OF PHLEBOTOMY

Treating Specific Blood Conditions

Phlebotomy is used as a treatment for blood conditions such as hemochromatosis, polycythemia vera, porphyria cutanea tarda, and sickle cell crisis. By temporarily changing the blood composition, symptoms of these diseases can be improved.

Stimulates The Red Blood Cell Production

Treatments such as chemotherapy can damage the bone marrow. With phlebotomy, the red blood cells filled with toxins from the treatment will be removed. This then stimulates the bone marrow to produce new and healthier red blood cells.

Lessens The Workload Of The Spleen

The spleen is the organ that filters blood. It breaks down damaged or old blood cells and returns the iron used to create them into the bone marrow. Phlebotomy helps lessen the workload of the spleen by actively removing worn-out blood cells from your body.

Improves Overall Body Condition

Since phlebotomy removes toxins buildup from the body, the organs will be forced to function more effectively. Not only will it help avoid future blood complications, but it also provides an overall sense of well-being.

do you need your blood tested for diseases or Illnesses?

At the Right Spinal Clinic, our phlebotomy test is done efficiently and accurately by a healthcare professional to help you get the right diagnosis for your condition.

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