November 23, 2012

Finished up my project on Wednesday and sent report out via UPS. On Monday, November 19, 2012, I went to get my blood work done for my upcoming O/H visit on November 30. Got to lab at 7:45 am and blood was drawn before 8:00. On the way home (on my i-phone) about 8:30 began to get results. By 3:00 pm, all results were in except M-spike, which has to be sent to another lab a few blocks away. M-spike historically is not received until 4-5 business days after the blood was drawn. Biggest time delays generally occur when there are just a number of people in front of me; that is why I just ask for an 8:00 blood draw. Get it over with ASAP. With the exception of M-spike all blood analyses are done in 6 hours and quickly e-mailed to me. I read on other blogs about people waiting for days to have their blood drawn and weeks for the results. This is a disgrace; the technology is available for rapid turn around time.