At Speedy Sticks Mobile Phlebotomy Services, we understand that some blood draws can be more difficult than others. This blog post explores the reasons why and offers insights from our team of healthcare professionals on how to make the process as easy and painless as possible.
When it comes to blood draws and lab work, some sticks can be more difficult than others. At Speedy Sticks Mobile Phlebotomy Services, we understand that the process can be uncomfortable for some patients, and we strive to make it as easy and painless as possible. However, there are certain factors that can make a stick more difficult, and it’s important to understand why this is the case.
- Age: As we age, our veins can become smaller and less visible, making it harder to locate a vein for the draw. According to the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians, older adults may also have more fragile skin, which can increase the risk of complications during a blood draw.
- Medical conditions: Certain medical conditions such as dehydration or anemia can make it more difficult to find a suitable vein for the draw. It’s important for patients to inform their healthcare provider of any medical conditions they may have before undergoing a blood draw.
- Type of test: Certain tests require a larger amount of blood to be drawn, which can make the process more uncomfortable. Additionally, certain tests may require multiple sticks in order to gather enough blood for the lab to complete the test.
- Patient factors: Individual patient factors can also make sticks more difficult, such as being overweight, having poor circulation, or having a history of difficult sticks in the past.
At Speedy Sticks, we understand that some sticks can be more difficult than others, and we strive to make the process as easy and painless as possible. Our team of highly trained healthcare professionals are equipped with the latest techniques and equipment to locate the best veins for the draw, and we take great care to minimize discomfort during the process. We also encourage our patients to stay hydrated and well-rested leading up to their appointment to make the process go as smoothly as possible.
If you’re in need of lab work and concerned about the process, don’t hesitate to contact Speedy Sticks. We’ll work with you to make sure that you feel comfortable and at ease throughout the process.
In addition to phlebotomy and blood testing, Speedy Sticks also provides a range of testing for sports, school, work, and travel. Our lab network and professional healthcare providers will help you prepare for your testing for greater ease and convenience.
To schedule your next phlebotomy appointment, call Speedy Sticks today at (347-292-9570) or email firstname.lastname@example.org — it’s as easy as that. We are open any day of the week from 8 am to 10 pm. We look forward to serving you!
- American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians. (n.d.). Phlebotomy in the Geriatric Population. Retrieved from https://www.aspt.org/phlebotomy-in-the-geriatric-population/
- Mayo Clinic. (2020). Blood test: What to expect. Retrieved from https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/blood-test/about/pac-20393868