Preparing for Blood Draws

If your doctor requests that you have a fasting blood draw, you should have nothing to eat or drink, except water, for 10-12 hours before the draw.

If you have had a surgery that prevents you from having your blood drawn from either of your arms (such as lymph node removal), please inform the lab personnel so the appropriate arm will be used.

If you faint when you have blood drawn, please inform the lab personnel so they can take you to a bed and draw your blood lying down.

If you are allergic to latex, please tell the lab personnel so latex-free gloves and tourniquets can be used.

To learn more, please visit our Lab Services page, under the Our Services Section.