What are the non-imaging tests?

Modified on Sat, 30 Jan 2021 at 07:32 PM

What are the non-imaging tests?

Non-imaging tests require you to give your blood sample for the laboratory to run analysis. It is highly unlikely but important to note that phlebotomy (commonly known as blood-draw) can result in any one or more of the following rare incidents:

Discomfort, swelling, bruising or dizziness while or immediately post phlebotomy. Do not panic, the phlebotomist is trained to deal with such an occurrence. Please inform the coordinator immediately if you require support.

On a typical day, 3% of all blood samples get hemolysed. If this happens to you, the clinic staff will approach you for a fresh sample on the same day or another mutually decided date.

Even experienced phlebotomists face difficulties in finding a vein in cases such as if the patient is overweight or obese or if the vein is small or fragile. In such a situation, multiple pricks may be required for blood collection.

In the process of phlebotomy, some blood may leak into the surrounding tissue and form a bruise. The discoloration has a reddish-maroon tinge to begin with. Gentle pressure on the venipuncture site for about 3 minutes will minimize the skin discoloration. As the bruise heals, the colour changes from purple to brownblack with time. There is no cause to worry, the bruise will disappear within 1-2 weeks.

Do not rub the venipuncture site after blood withdrawal.

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