How to get successful blood work

Over the last 4 months, I have had a lot blood tests.  I found out some ways to get successful tests.

  • Always greet them with a smile & a compliment
  • Ask them how they are doing
  • Tell them what you know – if one arm is better, if your veins are small, if you are on a blood thinner
  • If your veins are small, ask for a butterfly ( or “baby”) needle, especially if you have less than 5 tubes taken
  • If they miss 2x or more, ask for someone else – they shouldn’t keep putting you in pain. Speak up!
  • Once you find a good technician, ask for them the next time, even if you have to wait.

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