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|1||Fasting:||Tests for cholesterol and glucose require fasting. This means no eating and drinking (besides water) at least for 10-14 hours before having your blood drawn. It’s important to confirm with your physician beforehand if you need to fast.|
|2||Remain Hydrated:||Make sure you are well hydrated. Drink plenty of fluid. This will keep dizziness at bay and also make it easier to find the veins for the blood sample.|
|3||Activities to Avoid:||Refrain from strenuous physical exercise, smoking, and intake of caffeinated drinks before a blood draw. It can sometimes skew the test results.|
|4||Inform Technician of Medication:||Don’t discontinue regular medications, unless advised otherwise. If you are taking blood-thinners or seizure medication, inform the technician before the blood test. After the procedure is completed he will observe the puncture site, to make sure the bleeding has stopped.|
|5||Relax:||It’s important to relax when the phlebotomist draws your blood. Don’t wiggle and fidget, as it may lead to more than one prick. If you’re nervous or anxious, avert your eyes and focus on breathing to distract your mind.|
NABL stands for National Accreditation board for Testing and Caliberating Laboratories is the highest Quality Accreditating Body in India. It Annually Audits the Testing Labs for basic standard procedures which ensures quality of the test results. Some of these standard procedures include
Contingency Training – The Staff has to be trained regarding contingency processes such as if a patient faints while drawing blood or if we encounter critically high value of some tests for which the patient or attendant need to be informed Immedietly. We have to maintain Documentation of such incidents with proper course of action for it to be audited by the NABL body.