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Introducing: Phlebotomy

We’re excited to share a brand new service coming to Balance 360 - Phlebotomy

Here at Balance 360, we endeavour towards getting you Back in Balance, and helping you to Maintain that Balance. One of the ways in which we can do that is through our new Phlebotomy service. 

The way in which we offer Phlebotomy is slightly different to the rest of our services here. That’s why today we’re going to be taking you through everything you need to know about this offering, and how someone can go about booking! 

What is Phlebotomy? 

Phlebotomy is the practice of drawing blood, which is an important tool when it comes to diagnosing medical conditions. 

More specifically, it is the act of drawing the needle and making a puncture in the vein to draw the blood. Patients may more commonly know it as a blood test, with the drawing of the blood conducted by a Phlebotomist. The testing then comes afterwards and is usually conducted by someone else. 

What does it treat/what is the purpose? 

As prefaced, Phlebotomy is an extremely important diagnostic tool. Patients often require blood tests to check for a wide variety of medical conditions, and if recommended either externally or by one of our practitioners, can be conducted right here at Balance 360. 

What does a session consist of? 

The patient will be instructed to either sit or lie down, and will be asked to make a fist. The Phlebotomist will wrap a tourniquet around the arm to help make the veins appear more predominant, and to make it easier for them to insert the needle into the arm. 

It should not take too long, no longer than 10 minutes. Although the insertion of the needle and taking the blood may be a little uncomfortable to some, it shouldn’t cause any pain. 

Phlebotomy at Balance 360 

Our Phlebotomist at Balance 360 is clinic owner Jolene! As we mentioned before, it is run a little differently to our other services here.

There are two routes you can take: either booking and completing the service through Balance 360 directly, or done independently. For more information about how different those routes can look like, we have a diagram set up on our Phlebotomy service page. 

However, the premise involves either ordering the test to the clinic and having our Phlebotomist complete the service, or have the kit delivered straight to you and discuss with a practitioner afterwards. 

If this is something you’re interested in, discuss with your practitioner and get in touch with us today.

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