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Blood draw labs across the country?

My googling is failing me, so I am hoping for your help! A project I am working on requires some type of national laboratory facility where participants can walk in, get a blood sample, and mail a self-contained iced blood kit in the mail back to us. We are trying to work with Quest Diagnostics, but have hit a snafu. Are there other ubiquitous labs (or even mobile lab services) that work in various cities all across the US?
posted by lil' ears on Apr 2, 2014 - 7 answers

Should I become a phlebotomist as a path to PA school?

I'm 27 and would like to become a physician's assistant (PA), but don't have any background in medicine, a prerequisite for nearly every PA program. Should I go through a phlebotomy program? Are there phlebotomy jobs out there? Would this be a good way to get working hours as a medical professional? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2013 - 9 answers

Mitten Hands Strikes Again

When I have to use syringes at my job for blood draws and catheterization I get what I've been calling "mitten hands" and loose fine motor control. Anyone have any tips or tricks for holding/using syringes? [more inside]
posted by OsoMeaty on Nov 15, 2012 - 4 answers

How do you spot an amateur?

How do you spot an amateur in your trade, profession, or hobby? Specifically, what are some examples of things that people without experience do, while attempting what you do or know well, because they don't know any better that make their lack of experience obvious? [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb on Sep 18, 2012 - 266 answers

Draw up, draw up, ladies and gentlemen! Behold, the Amazing Human Pincushion!

What are your tried-and-true tips for having blood drawn from historically difficult veins? [more inside]
posted by catch as catch can on Sep 10, 2012 - 28 answers

What happens to my blood samples?

Due to my condition and the medications I take, I have very regular full blood workups. I asked the phlebotomist yesterday how the samples are disposed of after testing is complete. She said they might be held for as long as two years, but wasn't certain. Which surprised me. I'm curious, what happens to all my blood samples? I'm in Australia as I'm sure there's liable to be country-specific variations.
posted by michswiss on Jul 31, 2012 - 7 answers

Not even a vampire could tap me.

Is there a lancet-based or bloodless herpes, hep-c, and/or syphilis test? [more inside]
posted by Netzapper on Feb 10, 2011 - 7 answers

Ordinary worker during the day, phlebotomist trainee on the weekends

Where do I get the training needed to be a phlebotomist? I need to be able to do it during the weekends. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 30, 2009 - 4 answers

Should plasma donation have hurt?

How safe is plasma donation? Should it have hurt like it did? [more inside]
posted by sian on Jun 4, 2007 - 19 answers

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