If you’ve been to a patient service center for a blood draw or sample collection lately, you probably experienced what most people we talk to are experiencing—long wait times and crowded waiting rooms. Or, if you aren’t waiting in a crowded waiting room, you’re waiting outside, or in a lobby or hallway.
Most of the patient service centers are doing blood draws by appointment only, but there are still long wait times, as the number of patients they can see are limited and the extra sanitation requirements make everything take longer. Because of this, more and more people are starting to turn to mobile phlebotomy for blood draws.
Mobile Phlebotomy Services Parents with Young Kids
At VeniExpress, we’re seeing a huge increase in the number of moms and dads with young kids who are using our mobile phlebotomy services. With many kids doing their schooling at home right now due to COVID-19, it’s difficult for parents to find the time to get to a patient service center for things like blood draws. To do so, many parents would have to take their kids away from their online schooling, bring them along to the patient service center, and have them wait until the parent can be seen (sometimes for an hour or more).
Parents with young kids at home are finding it much more convenient to have someone come directly to their homes to complete their blood draws. They can have their blood draw completed while their kids are in class or working on homework.
It’s not just about the convenience—many parents are uncomfortable going to places like labs and patient service centers right now because they may have to spend a considerable amount of time around strangers, and social distancing is not always possible. They don’t want to expose themselves or their kids to others who may be contagious. Mobile phlebotomy is a great solution for this situation.
Mobile Phlebotomy for Pregnant Women
When you’re pregnant, you are constantly providing urine samples and blood samples to your doctor—typically every time you have a regular doctor’s visit. With the pandemic, however, most regular checkups are being conducted via video conferencing. So instead of conveniently providing a urine sample or having your blood drawn while you’re already in the doctor’s office, you now have to make a special trip to a patient service center to do so.
With mobile phlebotomy, you can schedule a mobile phlebotomist to come to your home (or office) on the same day as your call with your doctor to take a urine or blood sample. We’ll take it to the lab for you, and your doctor will get the results in no time. It’s safe and convenient.
Uncomfortable with Needles?
Being in the phlebotomy business, we are well aware that there’s a good portion of the population that is uncomfortable with needles and blood draws. Having blood drawn can even be anxiety inducing for some.
When you have your blood drawn in the comfort of your own home by one of our highly trained mobile phlebotomists, it removes some of that anxiety. You’re not in a cold office surrounded by needles and other medical equipment. Rather, you’re in your own home. You can have your blood drawn while sitting on your couch, lying in bed, or wherever you are most comfortable.
Mobile phlebotomy is particularly great for many people with special needs who need blood draws done. Our staff works patiently with special needs patients who need a little extra attention and care. If you or a loved one has special needs, let us know when we call you to set up your appointment and we’ll do everything we can to accommodate your needs.
Keeping You Safe
At VeniExpress, our mobile phlebotomists follow all of the CDC regulations and guidelines. We use personal protective equipment such as sterile gloves and masks or face shields. We also disinfect everything in between appointments, including things like binders and pens. We take your safety, and the safety of our phlebotomists, very seriously.
We also take great measures to ensure the integrity of the specimens we collect. All of our vehicles are equipped with high-quality centrifuges, so the quality of the blood we draw and deliver to a lab is the same as it would be if it had been taken directly at a lab. Preserving the integrity of specimens is essential to receiving accurate test results.
Scheduling mobile phlebotomy service is fast and easy. You simply request service online, and we’ll take it from there. We will schedule an appointment time that works best for you. We service all of Southern California—from San Diego to Bakersfield—as well as the Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona areas.
Your insurance may cover mobile phlebotomy, but if it doesn’t, you simply pay a convenience fee for the service. If you have questions, feel free to contact our office.