On-site and in-home mobile blood draws using our nationwide network bring peace of mind and convenience while securing critical specimens and information

Mobile phlebotomist conduct in-home sample collections

Diagnostic blood samples are the most common type of biological specimen for diagnostic laboratory testing. Collecting the sample is a vital step for healthcare, clinical research, therapeutic monitoring, wellness programs, and risk assessment. Accurate analysis, and ultimately an individual’s health, are dependent on quality phlebotomy services.

However, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced some providers, health systems, and researchers to rethink their approach to specimen collection. A growing number of organizations have enlisted the services of mobile phlebotomists to offer in-home blood draws, which provide increased access while limiting the chance of exposure for all parties. Mobile blood collection (at an individual’s home or workplace) has been utilized by life insurers for decades as a convenient option for life insurance applicants.

How is a mobile blood draw performed?

Mobile phlebotomy services provide convenience and flexibility by allowing a blood specimen to be collected in the home, at the workplace, or during an event. A trained mobile phlebotomist can complete a venipuncture in 10-20 minutes.

Mobile phlebotomists are committed to safety — single-use, sterile, disposable needles are used to collect the specimen and vinyl gloves are always worn. In response to COVID-19, even more stringent safety precautions have been implemented.

Specimens are then securely and safely transported to a designated laboratory. From blood draw to delivered results, specimens are sent through a detailed process to ensure specimen integrity.

What is the value of venipuncture?

Venipuncture is considered the best practice for collecting a blood sample for laboratory testing. Venipuncture collection allows for broad laboratory testing options that are outlined by the program requiring collection.

Comprehensive venipuncture testing can identify things that may be missed with a fingerstick screening alone.

Do mobile phlebotomists only perform blood draws?

ExamOne’s network of trained mobile phlebotomists are also skilled at collecting current and historical health information during their visit.

Custom specimen collection programs can include a personal interview to record medical history, as well as comprehensive screenings that include:

When blood collection is needed, ExamOne can bring the laboratory to the individual with our network of mobile phlebotomists. With safe and convenient access to comprehensive diagnostic services, mobile phlebotomy, and event-based phlebotomy, participants gain peace of mind from a professional and courteous collection.

ExamOne’s network of more than 5,000 trained mobile phlebotomists includes RNs, LPNs, medical assistants, medical technicians, and lab technicians.

ExamOne has implemented several procedures to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection for its phlebotomists and the public we serve.

Contact ExamOne to learn how our mobile phlebotomy services provide comprehensive and convenient specimen collections for your organization.

If you are a patient, participant or applicant that will be utilizing ExamOne’s mobile phlebotomy services and have questions, visit www.myexamone.com.

If you are interested in working for us as a mobile phlebotomist, visit our careers page.

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