Our health centre has a blood draw lab. As a result, you can have blood drawn directly after the consult with the General Practitioner, if necessary.
Blood draw at the blood draw lab
During the drawing of blood, a certain amount of blood is safely drawn from your elbow cavity, hand or finger. One or more test tubes are filled with blood using a vacuum system. A little prick on the top of your hand is only used when it is not possible to draw blood from the elbow cavity.
The assistant doctor uses new, clean and sterile packaged materials every time blood is drawn. As a result, the chance of contamination is negligible.
Whoever draws your blood usually does not need to wear gloves. You can resume your normal activities after your blood has been drawn.
Drawing blood from children
Drawing of blood from veins of children younger than 6 years of age always takes place in the hospital. However, children more than 6 years old can come to us to get blood drawn.
Result of the blood examination
You can request the result of the blood examination from the assistant doctor, General Practitioner or nurse practitioner. For the most common requests, the result is known one business day after the blood is drawn. The result is known after one week for allergy tests and special determinations.
The result of the urine examination during pregnancy and infections of the bladder and urinary tract is generally known after a few minutes.
We forward the urine to our external lab to check for sexually transmitted diseases and to determine the protein content in a diabetes check-up. The results will be known the following business day.
Cultures and smears
We take the culture with a special stick and we send the material to our lab for analysis.
In order to check for parasites or blood in the faecal matter, it is necessary to bring a small amount of faecal matter in a special container to us. We will then send it to our lab. The results are known a few days later.