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10 tips for those who fear blood draws

Blood tests are one of the most effective ways to diagnose a disease, monitor its course or check your health proactively.

Although drawing blood is viewed by some as a temporary inconvenience, for others it is an extremely uncomfortable ordeal.

Fear of blood draws and needles is something that occurs frequently in both children and adults and is called trypanophobia. People with trypanophobia are anxious at the sight or even the thought of a needle and may experience dizziness, sweating, palpitations, panic attacks or even fainting before and during the blood draw.

Proper preparation, blood collection conditions and the trust you will show in the experience of blood collectors are the basis for carrying out the examination recommended by your doctor and obtaining the necessary diagnosis.

What can you do to alleviate your fear?

Follow our tips to manage the stress of having a blood draw

Find out about the preparation you need to do before your exams.
Drink plenty of water before and after the procedure.
Get a good night’s sleep the night before.
Wear comfortable clothes.
Go to the doctor’s office where the blood will be taken a little earlier and familiarize yourself with the place.
Talk to the staff about your concerns.
Have a loved one with you to accompany you.
Ask for numbing cream to be applied to the area.
Don’t look at the needle and take deep breaths.
Trust the healthcare professional.

Don’t let your fear stop you from getting tested as it can affect your quality of life and your health.

In the LabCare diagnostic laboratory, you can carry out the necessary blood tests recommended by your doctor safely and reliably thanks to the experienced staff of our hematology laboratory and the high-tech blood and biological fluid analyzers available.

We are at your disposal on the telephone numbers 210 4122579, 6932575733 for information and making an appointment for your blood tests.