Phlebotomy in Saginaw, MI
A phlebotomist is someone who draws blood from patients. If you need to have your blood drawn for any reason, one of our phlebotomists at MI Health Clinic can help. To learn more about phlebotomy near you, give us a call today.
Why Might You Need Your Blood Drawn?
Phlebotomy is useful in many situations. If you have concerning signs, a doctor may recommend having your blood drawn and sent to a lab to check for certain deficiencies or conditions. Drawing blood is also used for blood transfusions and donations.
How Should You Prepare for a Blood Draw?
If you need to have your blood drawn, be sure to follow any guidelines given to you by our doctors. Depending on the reason for your blood draw, you may need to take certain steps prior to your visit. For example, if you need a glucose test, you may need to fast for 8-12 hours leading up to your appointment.
When it’s time to have your blood drawn, you will sit or lie down. You will need to make a fist with your hand as a band is tied around your upper arm. Your veins will be easier to see so the needle can be inserted.
You may feel a small pinch from the needle. Then, a small tube moves the blood from your arm to a test tube or bag.
Our providers are here to help you feel comfortable and at ease while you’re having your blood drawn. If you are nervous or have any concerns, let us know. We can find ways to make this experience as stress-free as possible. In most cases, drawing blood takes 3 minutes or less.
How is Blood Drawn?
Depending on why you’re having your blood drawn, a phlebotomist may use venipuncture to draw blood from a vein. We can also prick your finger to get a smaller blood sample. Infants may have their heels pricked for blood testing.
If you need to visit a phlebotomist for lab testing or another reason, call MI Health Clinic to schedule an appointment. We will help you receive the care you need so you can stay happy and healthy.