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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]

Patient discussion about draw

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.

Q. How do I draw the line between social drinking and alcoholism? Your answer will help my wife too. I had many dreams before marriage to be a good husband. Now since I am married, I am not able to convince her that my social drinking is almost nil. But my wife gets very paranoid about whether I will become addicted to alcohol. I have never gone beyond the limit. How do I draw the line between social drinking and alcoholism? Your answer will help my wife too.

A. hello,,if your drinking bothers your wife,why not stop?,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,MRFOOT56

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That is despite a recent World Cup qualifying draw away to Bulgaria and a friendly draw against Nigeria.
They were missing key players on Saturday, yet still looked strong in the 1-1 draw away to ten-man Argentina while in the past four months they have drawn in France and beaten Brazil 2-0 at home.
Ex-Rangers star Thompson won the last of his 16 caps in Berti Vogts' final game, scoring in a 1-1 draw away to Moldova in 2004.
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PORTO'S problems continued as they were held to a goalless draw away to bottom club Academica Coimbra.
Ryan, who missed the goalless draw away 10 days ago, said:"The Estonians were not good in the first leg and they are well beatable.
Sedgemere Sports & Social grabbed another vital point in a 2-2 draw away at Colinthians which saw Paul Odgen and Jason Leggett score for Cols.
The numbers are impressive because Disney had attempted to draw away moviegoers by reissuing its 1989 animated hit, ``The Little Mermaid,'' two weeks ago.
Fitch IBCA notes the booming development within Harrogate's primary market area of senior housing facilities, primarily age-restricted adult housing, which potentially could draw away residents as an indirect form of competition.
OXFORD United's last league game before Christmas ended in a frustrating draw away to Portadown BBOB.
Hereford could only manage a 1-1 draw away to Barnet leaving the Shots as the only team with a 100% record.