Phlebotomy - Information, specialists, frequent questions.

Also called Venesection Is the act of drawing or removing blood from the circulatory system through a cut (incision) or puncture in order to obtain a sample for analysis and diagnose or to collect blood from a donor. Therapeutic phlebotomy is done as a part of treatment for certain blood disorders, such as hemochromatosis (to relieve the iron overload) or polycithemia vera (to reduce the elevated red cell volume). Sometimes it can also be performed to decrease the amount of circulating blood and pulmonary engorgement in acute pulmonary edema.

Experts in phlebotomy

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A E El-Trafi

A E El-Trafi

Internist, Geriatrician

Barnsley

A Graham Stuart

A Graham Stuart

Cardiologist

Bristol

A O Molajo

A O Molajo

Cardiologist

Leigh

Aamir Ayub

Aamir Ayub

Cardiologist

Ashton-under-Lyne

Aamir Tarique

Aamir Tarique

Accident and emergency medicine specialist

Kettering

Aaron Bell

Aaron Bell

Cardiologist

London

Questions about Phlebotomy

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Dr. Alamgir Kabir
Dr. Alamgir Kabir
Cardiologist
Basildon
There is no one best site to take blood. However usually it is taken from the antecubital fossa ie at the elbow. Sometimes the forearm or back of the hand is used. Using a butterfly needle can…
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