EducationHeath and Lifestylepathology Glucose Tolerance Test

What to Expect During a Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT)

Are you scheduled for a Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT) and wondering what to expect? Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you understand the procedure and ease any apprehensions you may have. A glucose tolerance test (GTT) is a diagnostic tool used to assess how your body processes glucose. It helps identify conditions such as gestational…

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Why Fasting is Important for Blood Tests: A Simple Explanation

Have you ever wondered why your doctor asks you to fast before getting a blood test? It may seem a bit inconvenient, but there’s a good reason behind it. Fasting means not eating or drinking anything, except water, for a certain period of time before your blood is drawn. When we eat, our bodies break…

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Why do I feel anxious before a blood test

Feeling scared or anxious before a blood test is a common response for many people. There are several reasons why someone may feel scared in this situation: Fear of needles: The sight of needles or the anticipation of pain associated with the needle prick can trigger fear and anxiety in some individuals. Previous negative experiences:…

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Why do I bruise so easily after a blood test?

A hematoma is a bad bruise that happens when blood pools under the skin. Although patients may feel a little uneasy when they see bruises following blood, this is typically nothing out of the ordinary. Bruising typically happens because blood may leak into the surrounding skin as the needle is withdrawn when a vein is…

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Heath and Lifestylepathology Phlebotomy, venipuncture

Phlebotomy Training

Phlebotomy training will teach you how to take a pathology sample by drawing blood from a patient’s veins. You can obtain this qualification by enrolling in the Certificate III in Pathology Collection. Phlebotomists draw blood for various purposes, such as diagnosis, research, and donations. In addition to collecting blood samples, phlebotomists can obtain non-blood samples,…

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What’s it like to be a Phlebotomist?

What is a phlebotomist? Phlebotomists are health professionals responsible for collecting biological samples from patients, such as blood, urine or swabs for laboratory analysis. Phlebotomists can work in hospitals, medical practices, pathology collection centres, or in some cases, in the community (patients’ homes or within an aged care facility) Tasks and duties Greeting patients and…

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