Most doctors draw blood in their clinics and call us to pick up the samples. However, PathLab does provide a complimentary blood collection service at all of our laboratory locations. Drawing blood is a blind invasive procedure with known risks. However, side effects outcomes such as hematomas, bruising, slight bleeding, light-headedness, fainting, and pain, although rare, sometimes occur but are not permanent.
Difficult draws due to fine or deep veins, dehydration, collapsing veins, rolling veins, and constricted vessels may require more than one attempt. Therefore, we wish to advise doctors who use this service to inform patients of the procedure and the known risks.
PathLab will conduct this procedure using well-trained phlebotomists who will perform the task to the best of their ability. PathLab accepts no liability related to this procedure when conducted using established methods and protocols and is conducted within the normal scope of practice and proper standard of care.