Mobile phlebotomy offers many advantages

Date: 13 Aug 2021

Mobile Phlebotomist
      – TravaLab

What is a phlebotomist?


Phlebotomists are healthcare professionals who are trained and certified in drawing blood. The word “phlebotomy” is derived from the Greek words “phleb” meaning “vein” and “otomy” meaning taking out. Modern-day phlebotomists typically use straight needles, a butterfly needle, or syringe needle to draw blood. Blood is the primary source of information that allows physicians to treat, monitor, and diagnose patients.

What is the difference between a phlebotomist and a mobile phlebotomist?


Historically, phlebotomists have operated at a hospital, lab, or clinic setting and patients in need of these services would visit one of these settings. However, due to the recent advancements in science and technology, many people have been referred or chose to have their blood drawn at home or in patients comfort space. Due to these advancements, there has been an increased need for mobile phlebotomists. Mobile phlebotomists perform the same services as traditional phlebotomists, but instead of operating at a hospital or clinic, the mobile phlebotomist visits homes or workplaces to administer blood draw services.

What are the benefits of mobile phlebotomy services for a patient?


While mobile phlebotomy services have helped many people during the COVID-19 global pandemic who may not have otherwise been able to have needed blood draws, the benefits of mobile phlebotomy extend beyond people who have been directly affected by the pandemic. Here are a few of these benefits.

Save time and increase safety and accessibility

A visit to a home, workplace, or other location by a mobile phlebotomist prevents people from having to drive to a hospital, lab, or clinic, saving them time, creating a personalized experience, and accessibility for those who lack mobility or transportation. It also decreases the time it takes for the Physician to get results and offers better treatment.

Build relationships

Mobile phlebotomy services can also allow patients to feel more at ease when performed in the comfort of their home, work spaces, or nursing home. This would also create a rapport for patients who require frequent blood draws. Having the same Mobile Phlebotomy technician visit you consistently builds confidence and assurance with the patient.

Increase privacy

Mobile phlebotomy services can help increase privacy for patients who may prefer to have health-related activities performed in a more private setting. Some patients may be avoiding a visit to the lab due to privacy concerns. Mobile Phlebotomy helps eliminate this problem.

Summary


Mobile phlebotomists perform the same blood draw services as traditional phlebotomists, but instead of working at a hospital or clinic, they can travel to homes, places of work or other locations to perform blood draws. Mobile phlebotomy services can help save time, increase safety and accessibility, build relationships, and increase privacy for patients who require blood draws.