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draw

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.

draw

(draw)
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]

draw

(draw)
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)

You may read more here:
cmbi.bjmu.edu.cn/medweb/medline/vitaminandmineralsupplements.html

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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(4) It should also be noted that blood specimen contamination can occur when drawing blood distal to the antecubital fossa which has an established running IV.
A BOAT dealer who negotiated to sell John Darwin a yacht said yesterday that trying to get to know him was "like drawing blood from a stone".
Acquiring the correct method of drawing blood samples is paramount for aspiring phlebotomists; but at the high school level, students cannot practice "draws" on one another as they do in adult education programs.
Drawing blood samples from the volunteers before and after each test, the researchers measured changes in 21 substances that reflect activation of the blood's dotting mechanisms.
But he said a photo of him apparently injecting Laura, 21, was staged and he was actually drawing blood to use in a painting.
[check] Injecting a needle into the skin, drawing blood, starting IV; there's no such thing as "clean" needles.
A DEVICE THAT IMPROVES athletic performance by drawing blood into an athlete's hands could also keep soldiers cool in the field, its developers say.
The injured nurse did not inform the managing physician that the injury had occurred while she was drawing blood from a patient to determine if the patient was infected with malaria.
If you've attended any of the AMAA Sports Medicine Symposiums at Boston between 1996 and 2002, you've seen a familiar sight-AMAA Member, Art Siegel, M.D., and colleagues drawing blood from meeting registrants.
In this extraordinary California case, the American Forensic Nurse, LLC, as well as the individual nurses who were involved in drawing blood for DUI tests were sued in Federal Court for allegedly violating the defendants' constitutional rights.
Not that drawing blood or breath for an alcohol test has ever been a problem for the Federal Railroad Administration-or, for that matter, for the airlines themselves.
So, in order to avoid generating variant and misleading Hb results, healthcare personnel drawing blood must adhere to strict and standardized blood sampling techniques which ensure accurate and consistent POCT results that are comparable to laboratory techniques.