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Lab medicine noun A popular term for a specimen of blood obtained by a phlebotomist and submitted to a lab for diagnostic purposes. Cf Short draw. verb To obtain blood by venipuncture for diagnostic purposes. See Phlebotomy.


1. To extract blood from a vein for various diagnostic purposes or in the process of blood donation and collection.
2. To drag or pull by applying a steady force.
[O.E. dragan]


To extract blood from a vein for various diagnostic purposes or in the process of blood donation and collection.
[O.E. dragan]

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Q. What about Vitamins? are they any benefits i can draw out of it that would be helpful for an allergy cases?

A. Nothing that I know about. Vitamins are essential to the normal functions of our body, but supplements of vitamins, aside from states of deficiency, generally haven't been shown to provide any benefit. Anyway, it's only general knowledge - if you have any specific question, you may want to be checked by a professional (e.g. a doctor)

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Q. I am 15 weeks pregnant. I had my NT scan and blood draw today. Iam using my Hubby user name here.I am 15 weeks pregnant. I had my NT scan and blood draw today. I doubt whether I am in a risky state because I read in medical journal that women with certain amount of risk go for second trimester screening and not healthy pregnant women. Is it so? Please clarify?

A. There's something called an integrated sequential screening. You have the NT scan and blood draw in your first trimester, and then go back for an additional blood draw in your second trimester. They then calculate a unified result and present the results in the second trimester. Several other sources mentioned that often a high risk based on the NT scan and the first blood draw will prompt a diagnostic test. Yes, women with low or acceptable risk go on for the second trimester screening.

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The Black Cats have taken one point from their last eight outings and no betting shop should see 9-4 draw; 11-10 Dag & Red, 21-10 Plymouth, 12-5 draw; 4-5 Exeter, 3 Oldham, 5-2 draw; 11-8 Hartlepool, 13-8 Tranmere, 12-5 draw; 7-4 L Orient, 13-10 Peterborough, 12-5 draw; 6-4 MK Dons, 6-4 Huddersfield, 12-5 draw; 6-4 Brighton, 6-4 Southampton, 12-5 draw; 6-5 Bristol R, 15-8 Charlton, 12-5 draw; 8-11 Rochdale, 10-3 Carlisle, 5-2 draw; 5-4 Swindon, 9-5 Notts Co, 12-5 draw; 13-10 Walsall, 7-4 Sheffield W, 12-5 draw; 15-8 Yeovil, 6-5 Bournemouth, 12-5 draw.
Championship: 7-4 Barnsley, 11-8 Middlesbrough, 9-4 draw; 7-4 Derby, 11-8 QPR, 9-4 draw; 7-5 Doncaster, 17-10 Hull, 9-4 draw, 5-6 Ipswich, 29-10 Bristol C, 12-5 draw; Evs Millwall, 5-2 Coventry, 9-4 draw; 4-5 N Forest, 3 Norwich, 12-5 draw; 7-4 Portsmouth, 11-8 Cardiff, 9-4 draw; 7-5 Scunthorpe, 17-10 C Palace, 9-4 draw; 4-5 Sheff Utd, 3 Preston, 12-5 draw; 8-5 Swansea, 6-4 Burnley, 9-4 draw; 6-4 Watford, 8-5 Leeds, 9-4 draw; 6-5 Leicester, 2 Reading, 9-4 draw.
League One: 5-6 Charlton v 3-1 Huddersfield, 23-10 draw; 8-11 Leeds 10-3 Norwich, 5-2 draw; 13-10 Leyton Orient v 15-8 Brentford, 11-5 draw; 8-13 MK Dons v 4-1 Gillingham, 13-5 draw; 11-8 Oldham v 7-4 Southampton, 11-5 draw; 6-4 Southend v 13-8 Bristol Rovers, 11-5 draw; 7-4 Stockport v 11-8 Millwall, 11-5 draw; 8-11 Swindon v 10-3 Hartlepool, 5-2 draw; 7-4 Tranmere v 11-8 Brighton, 11-5 draw; 10-11 Walsall v 11-4 Exeter, 23-10 draw; 11-5 Wycombe v 11-10 Colchester, 9-4 draw; 6-5 Yeovil v 2-1 Carlisle, 9-4 draw.
League One: 5-6 Millwall v 11-4 Brighton, 5-2 draw; 1-2 Huddersfield v 5 Yeovil, 14-5 draw; 10-11 Brentford v 13-5 Oldham, 12-5 draw; 15-8 Colchester v 5-4 Leeds, 9-4 draw; 9-5 Exeter v 5-4 MK Dons, 12-5 draw; 15-8 Hartlepool v 5-4 Norwich, 9-4 draw; 11-10 L Orient v 9-4 Carlisle, 9-4 draw; 9-5 Stockport v 5-4 Southampton, 12-5 draw; 5-4 Swindon v 15-8 Southend, 9-4 draw; 2 Tranmere v 6-5 Charlton, 9-4 draw; Evs Walsall v 12-5 Gillingham, 23-10 draw; 8-5 Wycombe v 6-4 Bristol R, 9-4 draw.
Championship: 4-5 Burnley, 3 Millwall, 12-5 draw; 4-7 Cardiff, 9-2 Barnsley, 13-5 draw; 15-8 Coventry, 13-10 Hull, 9-4 draw; 9-4 Derby, 11-10 Swansea, 9-4 draw; 10-11 Leeds, 11-4 Ipswich, 9-4 draw; 8-11 Norwich, 10-3 Bristol C, 5-2 draw; 4-7 Nott'm Forest, 9-2 Doncaster, 13-5 draw; 8-11 Portsmouth, 10-3 Middlesbrough, 5-2 draw; 1-2 QPR, 9-2 Crystal Palace, 3 draw; 5-2 Scunthorpe, Evs Leicester, 9-4 draw; 4-6 Watford, 15-4 Sheff Utd, 5-2 draw.
Clearly, the larger and more successful the bank, the less likely that it will fall under the aegis of the FDIC, and the more likely that a landlord will be able to draw on its letter of credit.