The blood draw
You will be called by the assistant or physician for blood collection.
To rule out mistaken identity, your name and date of birth are again requested.
After a tourniquet is put on and the skin is disinfected, one or more tubes of blood are taken. The assistant may ask you to make a fist while doing this. The lancing may be painful for a while.
After the examination
After the blood draw, it is important to apply pressure to the puncture site for a minute to prevent post-bleeding (bruising). Sometimes a bruise does occur. This is unpleasant, but it will disappear on its own after a few days. You do not have to worry about it.
Venous blood sampling: