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Basal state
Condition of body when patient is still at rest and fasting 12 hours
Reference ranges
Normal values for lab tests
Most are established on lab staff
Why would you avoid drawing in burn, scars, and tattoo areas? 3 reasons
1. Difficult to palpate or penetrate
2. Impaired circulation giving inaccurate results
3. Painful and susceptible to infection
Why would you avoid drawing from damaged veins?
1. Sclerosed: hardened, difficult to penetrate, small lumen, unsuccessful draw
2. Thrombosed: clotted
3. Draw below damaged area or use other site
Vascular Access Devices
What is it? Two reasons for its use.
VADs - indwelling lines inserted into a main vein or artery
Used to administer medications and fluids
Can be used to withdraw blood for testing, but not by phlebotomist
Tell me 3 things about VADs and Phlebotomist.
1. Special training required to withdraw blood from VAD
2. Not in phlebotomist's scope of practice in California
3. Phlebotomist may be asked for direction on tubes needed when nurse is withdrawing blood from a VAD
Procedure for Specimen Collection from an arm with an IV
1. Ask nurse to turn IV off for at least 2 minutes
2. Apply TQ distal to IV line; select vein other than the one with the IV in place; draw
3. Ask nurse to restart IV
4. State on requisition that specimen is from arm with an IV line and record fluid in IV