To draw the blood from the body to take samples is called the venipuncture process, and this process is performed at the SRL Home Collection which involves the procedure to take the blood from a vein. To take the blood sample, medical personnel will help you by firstly cleaning their hands with soap and water or with a hand sanitizer before wearing the gloves. They will then place the tourniquet i.e. rubber or stretchy band usually around your arms.


Then following this, firstly they have to identify the vein and clean that area with any alcohol wipe. Insert a hollow and small needle into that identified vein. while doing this they will see if the blood is coming through the needle into the collection tube or in a syringe. This process of taking the blood is very easy if the veins of the hands are easily detected and visualized. This process generally takes 5 to 10 minutes, on the other hand, sometimes it takes more time to identify a vein.


There are some common and general factors to not accessing the vein that involves dehydration, the experience of medical personnel, and the size of your vein can also impact how quickly blood can be done. The professionals at SRL Lab South Delhi performed some common tests that may include the Complete Blood Count, as this test of blood measures the presence of 10 cell types in the white blood cells, red blood cells, and the platelets too. There are some common examples of this blood test like red blood cell count, white blood cell count, hematocrit, and hemoglobin.


The results of CBC are generally available to your doctor within 24 hours. SRL Home collection on the other hand engaged in providing these metabolic tests like basic metabolic panel and complete metabolic panel. The basic metabolic panel helps measure the common electrolytes in the blood as well as in all other compounds present in the body. That includes calcium, potassium, glucose, chloride, carbon dioxide, creatinine, sodium, etc. This test can be asked by your doctor for a certain period before having your blood drawn from the body.

Skilled focused young phlebotomy technician applying a tourniquet to a female patient arm for venipuncture

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